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School suicide

MIDDLESEX, Mass. — A federal court in Massachusetts affirmed the dismissal of a bereaved mother’s lawsuit against a school district and social worker after her son, a high school student, died by suicide. The social worker failed to notify the student’s parents or conduct a risk assessment after learning he was drinking alcohol and crying at school, and that his girlfriend was worried he would hurt himself. But these are not affirmative acts and cannot be considered causes of his suicide.

Read the ruling here.

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