Wrongful death lawsuit in case of bullied teen moves to Boone County

5 days 21 hours 8 minutes ago Wednesday, December 05 2018 Dec 5, 2018 Wednesday, December 05, 2018 5:38:00 PM CST December 05, 2018 in News
By: Alayna Chapie, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - The wrongful death lawsuit in the Kenneth Suttner case has been moved to Boone County.

Suttner's 2017 suicide was ruled a "death by bullying" in an unusual move by the coroner.

His mother, Angela Suttner, filed the lawsuit in July. She said Kenneth's death stemmed from bullying by school district employees who targeted by teen because of his mental and physical disabilities. She said the district didn't do enough to stop bullying against Kenneth or others.

The case moved to federal court in August, but the judge sent it back to Howard County Court, saying Angela Suttner's case failed to state a claim.

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