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Published in Print: May 21, 2014, as Ohio Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Bullying

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Ohio Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Bullying

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A judge in northeastern Ohio has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that officials at a high school were negligent in allowing bullying that eventually drove a student to commit suicide.

Sladjana Vidovi's parents filed the suit in 2010 against administrators at Mentor High School and the Mentor district, east of Cleveland. It argued they were negligent by failing to properly investigate, report, and respond to the bullying. The 16-year-old girl hanged herself in 2008.

Judge Eugene Lucci this month dismissed the claims against all defendants. He wrote that the school did take steps to address the bullying and help the girl.

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