Hinds County Schools Sued

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A lawsuit filed against the Hinds County School District contends a Terry High student was sent to an alternative school for participating in a coin-toss game on a school bus.

The suit was filed in chancery court by the Southern Poverty Law Center Mississippi Youth Justice Project.

The organization says it's trying to enforce the educational rights of the student, who was identified only as A.H. in court documents.

The organization's policy specialist, Meigan Thompson, says students in alternative schools often suffer a lifetime of adverse consequences.

The suit contends the district failed to follow its own rules in disciplining the student.

Hinds County Schools Superintendent Stephen Handley didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

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  • by Dave Location: Mississippi on Dec 15, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    Surely this is not the first issue with this child. If it is, shame on the school, if not, shame on the mom.
  • by Give Me a Break on Dec 15, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    "a coin toss game" like it is all so innocent. Please, these mamas need to stop pretending these kids are so innocent! Or they will end up like the Kingpin and his mama in the other top story!! HAHA
  • by mm Location: county on Dec 15, 2009 at 10:38 AM
    Bet this is not this person's first offense. check his files.
  • by Fed UP Location: Mississippi on Dec 15, 2009 at 06:18 AM
    IF you let him off for "tossing" pennies then let the rest off whose fist "accidentally" hit another person. Or the one who "accidentally" brought a knife to school. I have seen the pennies being "tossed" and they coudl put an eye out. Would you want your child on the bus where the driver was being distracted by students throwing stuff?
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