PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by on behalf of an Oregon high school student who claimed his rights were violated when he was suspended from playing lacrosse.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/3xZLnM ) that U.S. District Judge Michael Simon found that administrators at Portland’s Wilson High did not deny Jackson Fletcher his constitutional right to due process when they imposed a 28-day suspension for what they believed was a violation of the school’s alcohol policy.
Simon says the school provided Fletcher and his parents opportunities to challenge administrators’ findings that the junior participated in a plan to buy alcohol while on school grounds.
The ruling has little practical effect on the student’s lacrosse career. Because he won a temporary restraining order in April, Fletcher only missed one game.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com