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Legal Fight Over Long Term Suspension May Go To State Supreme Court

The legal fight stemming from a fight at a local high school could go all the way to the State Supreme Court.

A fight at Southside High School in Chocowinity in Beaufort County in January 2008, led to the suspension of two girls for the rest of the semester. They filed a lawsuit that argued students on long term suspension have a right to an education. The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled for the school system last week, however, one of the three judges dissented. That means the case could be appealed to the North Carolina Supreme Court. The Washington Daily News reports the lawyer for the students plans to appeal.


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