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Concord-Carlisle ‘pursued every lead’ in bullying case, district says

Concord-Carlisle High School principal Peter Badalament and Superintendent Diana Rigby responded to a lawsuit.
Concord-Carlisle High School principal Peter Badalament and Superintendent Diana Rigby responded to a lawsuit.Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff

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Administrators at Concord-Carlisle High School say they did everything to try to protect Isabella Hankey.

They were shocked to learn that Hankey, 18, had filed a $2 million federal lawsuit alleging the school ignored the bullying she allegedly suffered during her junior and senior years.

“I think legally this is a case that has no merit, none,” said attorney Leonard Kesten, who represents the defendants.

Kesten said he plans to file a motion to have the case dismissed.

But Hankey’s attorney, Timothy M. Burke, rejected the school district’s contention that administrators did all they could to stop the alleged bullying.

“They had an affirmative obligation that they have failed miserably in,” Burke said Tuesday.

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