Expelled Gay Student Files Federal Suit Against IPS

Their federal lawsuit claims administrators blamed Young for the bullying for being too flamboyant.

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17-year-old Darnell Young was expelled from Arsenal Tech after bringing a stun gun to school.

A gay teenager who was expelled after bringing a stun gun to school to protect himself from bullies has sued Indianapolis Public Schools.

17-year-old Darnell “Dynasty” Young and his mother, Chelsea Grimes, say they reported the harassment to officials at Arsenal Technical High School several times.

Their federal lawsuit claims administrators blamed Young for the bullying for being too flamboyant. The lawsuit filed in US District Court in Indianapolis Friday accuses IPS of violating Young‘s civil rights and also of violating his First Amendment right to free expression for trying to get him to dress differently at school.

Young was expelled for firing the stun gun into the air in April after he said six other students had threatened him.

IPS has not commented on the lawsuit, which also names the school board, Superintendent Eugene White, and the principal and assistant principal of Arsenal Tech.

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  • http://twitter.com/DaSmokeKing Jason Duvall

    If IPS doesn’t have enough money for.. well practically everything.. wouldn’t it be easier to let this student back into school. Obviously he is not going to give up and this is wasting much needed money in the IPS budget.

  • DaemonFC

    The school should have thought about that before they decided to be stupid and blame the victim. Of course, the school is underperforming so badly, that it is about to be taken over by the state, and then the idiot administrators will be rightfully unemployed anyway.

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