Court Rules in Wrongful Death Case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled against the family of a Mount Olive High School football player who collapsed during practice and died in 2007.

Court records show 17-year-old Lonnie Magee died of a heat stroke.

The family sued the Covington County School District in 2008, alleging the school system was negligent in supervising the football program.

A trial judge dismissed part of the lawsuit but ruled there was a question of whether the school district had provided a safe environment for the players.

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled the lawsuit should have been dismissed in its entirety.


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  • by Sorry on Jan 31, 2010 at 09:09 PM
    MY HEARTS GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY BUT REMEMBER THAT GOD GIVES US A TIME TO COME INTO THIS WORLD AND HE ALSO GIVES US A TIME TO DEPART. UR SON WAS ONLY HERE FOR A LIL WHILE KEEP THE LOVE & MEMORIES IN UR HEARTS. GOD HANDLE ALL EVIL!!!
  • by QUITMAN, MS on Jan 30, 2010 at 03:12 PM
    SOMETIMES WE DON'T ALWAYS GET WHAT WE DESERVE BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU ONE THING JESUS KNOWS ALL AND SEES ALL. TO THE FAMILY YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY. DON'T GIVE UP. WHAT THE DEVIL MEANT FOR YOUR BAD , JESUS WILL TURN IT AROUND FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • by Sorry Location: Mdn, MS on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    You know sometimes things happen that cannot be avoided. I think that this was one of those things. I hate it for the family and everyone involved.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2010 at 09:50 AM
    I think the school should be held accountable for the student's death.
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