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Family of Indiana student who died by suicide sues

Posted: 10:58 AM, Nov 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 11:15:24-05

CARMEL, Indiana — The family of a Carmel High School student who took his own life after getting in trouble at school has filed a lawsuit against the school district.

Patrick McCalley got in trouble for a Snapchat message, showing a noose around the neck of an African-American schoolmate. 

McCalley died by suicide after the school had him sign an affidavit over the incident without his parents being notified.

His parents are now suing the Carmel-Clay School District for negligence and for violations of due process of the Fourth Amendment's ban on unreasonable searches.