School District, Administrators Dropped from Suit

4 years 2 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, March 06 2014 Mar 6, 2014 Thursday, March 06, 2014 12:38:00 PM CST March 06, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Jefferson City school district and two high school administrators have been dropped from a lawsuit filed over a relationship between a teacher and a former student.

U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey on Tuesday dismissed the parties from the lawsuit, which was filed last July on behalf of a May 2013 graduate of Jefferson City High School.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports the student, identified only as Jane Doe, accused the district and two administrators of not doing enough to stop former band teacher Christopher Knehans from having a relationship with her.

Knehans pleaded guilty in 2012 to two felony counts of sexual contact with a student. He was sentenced to 60 days on one count and three years' supervised probation on the other, with both sentences suspended.

 

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