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Parents of tattooed teen sue NH school district

May 2, 2012
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CONCORD, N.H.—The parents of a New Hampshire teenager who was tattooed against his will have sued the school district.

Michael and Tammy Austin are saying Concord School District officials didn't do their jobs and could have prevented what happened to their son.

Their son was a 14-year-old high school freshman in 2010. Police said four people were accused of tattooing a lewd image and words on his backside. They pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the incident and served between several days and six months in jail. Three were high school students; they were expelled.

The Concord Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/QiOl1) the suit says the school knew the boy was being bullied and missed classes, but did not help him.

An attorney for the school district couldn't be reached to comment.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.cmonitor.com

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