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Parents suing southwest Missouri school district

Posted: Jul 20, 2014 11:16 AM by The Associated Press
Updated: Jul 20, 2014 11:17 AM

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CARL JUNCTION (AP) - Lawyers for a southwest Missouri school district being sued by the parents of a boy who killed himself are asking for all electronic communications the student saved.

The filing earlier this month is part of the Carl Junction school district's response to a wrongful death suit filed last year by the parents of the 14-year-old who hanged himself in his bedroom on March 16, 2003, The Joplin Globe reported.

The district is asking for all of the student's Facebook messages, photographs, videos and other communication saved by the student.

The lawsuit - which was transferred from Jasper County to federal court - was filed by Jessica and Mika Nugent in May 2013. They accuse the district of not protecting their son from bullying when he came out as bisexual.

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