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Punished for What?

Parents say their eighth-grade son found marijuana in his locker that he had nothing to do with, and told his teacher so, for which he was suspended for 180 days, sent to an alternative school and stripped of credit for work he already has done; they sued the Knox County Board of Education in federal court.

KNOXVILLE — Parents say their eighth-grade son found marijuana in his locker that he had nothing to do with, and told his teacher so, for which he was suspended for 180 days, sent to an alternative school and stripped of credit for work he already has done. They brought a federal complaint against the Knox County Board of Education.

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