17-year-old gay teenager Darnell “Dynasty” Young who was expelled after bringing a stun gun to school to protect himself from bullies has is suing Indianapolis Public Schools.
INDYSTAR has the story:
Darnell “Dynasty” Young, 17, and his mother, Chelisa Grimes, are suing the district, seeking unspecified damages over a series of alleged bullying incidents that led Young to fire a stun gun at the school this spring to scare away bullies.
The family’s attorneys say the district discriminated against Young because, despite repeated complaints, IPS didn’t protect him from bullies who taunted him for being gay.
“All students should be able to get an education without fearing for their physical safety, and they should be able to rely on school administrators to protect them when abuse does occur,” Christopher F. Stoll, an attorney with the National Center for Lesbian Rights who is working on the case, said in a prepared statement.
According to the suit, the assailants used homophobic slurs, spat at Young and threw rocks and glass bottles at him, but administrators blamed Young, who carried his mother’s purses and wore her jewelry to school.
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