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Parent of Duluth middle-schooler who died by suicide is suing Duluth district


Todd Seehus’ 13-year-old son died by suicide in February 2015 after kids called him “freak” and shoved him into lockers at Lincoln Park Middle School in Duluth, a federal lawsuit alleges. Now, Seehus is suing the Duluth School District for failing to curb the bullying that he says prompted his son’s death.

The suit filed Friday in U.S. District Court says the district, the school board, and former and current administrators at Lincoln Park Middle School didn’t address the bullying of his son, Tristan Seehus. The district’s lack of response amounted to discrimination against Tristan because of his perceived sexual orientation or gender expression, according to the suit.

“Tristan’s suicide was a foreseeable result of Defendants’ failure to provide him a safe educational environment,” the lawsuit said.


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