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    Filed at 12:50 pm under by dcobranchi

    The parents of the 16-year-old girl who wed her 40-year-old track coach are suing.

    5 Responses to “EWWWW, UPDATE”

    Comment by
    Lisa Giebitz
    July 11th, 2007
    at 12:58 pm

    Wait… They had to CONSENT TO THE MARRIAGE and they’re suing because the SCHOOL didn’t protect her?

    My brain hurts.

    Comment by
    July 11th, 2007
    at 2:31 pm

    “approached school officials with concerns” is not a legal action…THEM signing a consent IS legal.

    They’d better quit pushing or they’ll lose their daughter forever. If the marriage gets rocky (which it probably will) she won’t feel free to come home if they alienate her. Or she may hang onto him just to show her parents what’s what even if he’s not good to her.

    Comment by
    July 11th, 2007
    at 5:33 pm

    Yeah – What Lisa said…

    Didn’t they have to give permission for this in the first place?

    What IS their problem? Nutjobs. Like a coach makes enough to be worth suing.

    Swish………….. the toilet of America flushing common sense down the drain………

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    July 12th, 2007
    at 8:57 am

    Suggests strongly that she was already impregnated and in “a family way” meaning their consent was after the fact . . .

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    July 12th, 2007
    at 10:21 am

    Unique sais:
    “Like a coach makes enough to be worth suing.”

    Could be why they’re suing the school board instead?

    OTOH, the judgment sought is only $20K which even a middle-aged single schoolteacher should be able to scape up these days. So it’s not a question of greed run amok to sue the deepest pocket, apparently.

    Maybe they do feel wronged by the system and its inadequate policies and performance, wouldn’t be the first time.

    School districts I worked with on policy matters frequently faced more for less, and public sympathy was automatically with the injured party/ies, not the bureaucracy even when it was blameless.