Yorktown Freshman Drops Marijuana Lawsuit Against School District

The student was suspended earlier this year for possession of marijuana during a school event.

The 14-year-old Yorktown High School student and her mother, who sued the school district over the girl's suspension for having a marijuana joint, have now dropped their case, according to an article in the Journal News

The paper reported the girl, her mother and their attorney filed paperwork in U.S. District Court requesting the lawsuit be terminated  

The student was suspended earlier this year for the remainder of the academic year, but she was told she would be allowed to return to school, on a probationary basis, in three months, following a Dec. 21, 2012 incident. 

The high school freshman had a marijuana cigarette in her wallet when she attended a "movie night" at the high school in December. 

According to the lawsuit, she and her mother were seeking unspecified damages for "emotional distress, current and future medical and related counseling bills, current and future, educational and related expenses, punitive damages, costs and attorneys' fees."

In addition, the family was seeking the school district to expunge the student's records in reference to all disciplinary actions and allow her to return to school.  

For further reading:

Yorktown Girl Sues District Officials Over Pot Suspension

Yorktown School District Responds to Marijuana Suspension Lawsuit

Federal Judge Denies Yorktown Student's Request for Suspension Relief over Pot


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