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Lawsuit settled in teen suicide that led to Illinois law change

A suburban teenager committed suicide recently in Chicago because of the very reason that he was confronted by the school authority. He was asked questions of whether he made any video while having sex with one of his classmates, which ultimately led him to the situation of killing himself. This incident has raised uncomfortable questions about how aggressively should the school authority handle the students, who have been suspected of committing any sort of wrongdoing.

Also, the matter questions whether the students should be confronted in or in the absence of their parents. A lawsuit concerning the matters of wrongful death was brought in by 16-year-old Corey Walgren’s parents, which mainly focused on the questions asked by the school authority of the teenager; the matter has now been settled.

According to the settlement made on Tuesday, the local school district and the city of Naperville, both agreed to pay $125,000 to the victim’s family. Corey committed suicide on 11th of January 2017 after the in-school police of Naperville and the dean both said to the 16-year-old that he was going to face the charges of child pornography. This incident has now prompted a change in the Illinois law.


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