Jury Backs Millard Schools For Suspending Students

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A federal jury has found that Millard Public Schools acted legally when it suspended students for wearing T-shirts and other items in memory of a student who was shot to death in June 2008.

Students began wearing the items for 18-year-old Julius Robinson designed by his friend, Dan Kuhr. The district claimed they were disruptive and gang-related and suspended 26 students.

Kuhr and his siblings, Nick and Cassie, sued. A federal judge ruled in 2011 they could take their case to a jury.

The jury ruled Friday in favor of the district and against Dan Kuhr and Nick Kuhr. No verdict was reached in Cassie Kuhr's claim.

The Kuhrs' attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska expressed disappointment.

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