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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