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Ohio appeals court sides with school; "Klebold Surprise" expulsion did not violate student's rights

MANSFIELD, OH (WOIO) -

A Mansfield High School student who challenged his expulsion has lost his fight.

In the fall of 2015, a three-ring binder glorifying the 1999 Columbine High School massacre was found in the stairwell of a Mansfield high school. That led to five students admitting they were part of a private online messaging group that vented hatred toward African-Americans, and displayed students with firearms.

One of the students expelled for his participation in the group challenged his punishment on constitutional grounds, but an Ohio's Fifth District Court of Appeals let the expulsion stand.

READ COMPLETE RULING HERE

The court ruled July 26 that the Madison Local School District did not violate the unidentified student’s rights when he was expelled for his role in producing the "Klebold Surprise" binder and participating in the "Klebold Kuck Krew" messaging group on the Kik smartphone application.

A teacher found the binder on Oct. 9, 2015 after returning to the school due to a bomb threat.

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