Archive for Wednesday, October 26, 2005

School district to appeal bullying lawsuit

Appeal would be lodged with U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver

October 26, 2005

The Tonganoxie school district has filed notice that it plans to appeal a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former student.

On Aug. 11, a federal jury awarded $250,000 to former student Dylan Theno, who had filed the lawsuit claiming he had been harassed by other students for years and, therefore, denied an education.

Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum rejected the school district's motion to overturn the jury's verdict.

For more on the district's decision to appeal the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver, see the Nov. 2 edition of The Mirror.

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