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[News Article] Student Sues School For Letting Him Graduate

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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Most students are excited to get their high school diploma, but a former student at Sissonville High is suing the Kanawha County School Board for letting him graduate.


Now the state Supreme Court has decided to hear the case. Thomas Sturm's attorney says Sturm shouldn't have graduated because he still reads on a third grade level.


The school board's attorneys say Sturm had an individualized education plan, and neither he nor his parents filed any complaints while he was in school.


“IEPs are developed and formulated and put in place anytime the parent would have cause to believe there's a problem, there’s a grievance procedure,” Attorney for Kanawha County Board Chuck Bailey said.


The Supreme Court is expected to hear the case this summer.


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