Family can sue school over suicide, Del. high court says

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that a couple has sufficient grounds to sue a school district, high school, and school counselor for the 2009 suicide of their 16-year-old grandson.

The ruling reversed a 2012 Superior Court decision that dismissed the complaint of Linda and Frederick Rogers of Newark, Del. Their grandson, Roger L. "Mac" Ellerbe Jr., took his life at home, hours after speaking with a counselor at Newark High School about his suicidal thoughts and other problems.

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