Lee’s Summit School District Challenging Judge’s Decision

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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – The Lee’s Summit School District is fighting a judge’s decision to let two students return to school.

On Thursday, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that the 17-year-old twins could return to school on April 9, ending what was supposed to be a six- month suspension over a blog that called a fellow female student a derogatory term and a racially-charged comment made by one of the blog’s visitors.

The ruling Thursday allowed the boys to return in time to try out for band, prepare for the ACT exam and other activities in April. The judge delayed their return to school to allow time for the district to appeal the ruling.

An attorney for the boys say that the pair are “thrilled” to return to school. But according to the district, they will not be given any credit for the rest of the school year because of the number of days they missed. Instead, they will be allowed to audit the classes, and then make them up at a later time.

FOX 4 will continue to update the story when the judge rules on the district’s appeal.

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