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Judge rules student's rights violated by school

A federal judge has ruled that the Todd County School District in South Dakota violated the constitutional rights of a student by suspending him without a proper hearing.

The student, identified only as Ernest Doe, was suspended for being involved in a shooting incident at the middle school in October 2005. No one was at the school at the time.

The student, who has a learning disability, was subsequently placed on home study. He returned to school earlier this year after his parents filed the lawsuit.

This is the second time a judge in less than a year has ruled that the school district violated the rights of a student. Both lawsuits were filed by an attorney who works for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Todd County is 86 percent Native American.

Get the Story:
Judge: Todd County school district violated student's constitutional rights (The Rapid City Journal 10/25)


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