Court rules for school in lawsuit tied to student's death

MARYSVILLE (AP) — An appeals court has ruled in favor of a Michigan school district in a lawsuit related to the death of a high school senior in 2012.

Steven Jahn, who was known as Jake, killed himself hours after he admitted stealing a teacher’s laptop at Marysville High School, near Port Huron.

Officials said they would suspend the honors student for the rest of the year and prohibit him from school functions.

Jake’s family filed a lawsuit, saying his due process rights were violated. A federal judge disagreed and that decision was recently affirmed by an appeals court.

The court said school officials didn’t create a danger for Jake. The court said officials discussed the possible consequences of the theft and released the teen to his parents.

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