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N.Y. School District Settles Gay Harrassment Suit

A lawsuit brought against the Mohawk Central School District in New York ended with a settlement on Monday, with the district agreeing to protect gay and gender-nonconforming students from harassment.

The settlement includes the school district consenting to numerous policy changes, including increased training for school officials and oversight by the New York Civil Liberties Union, which represented the student involved in the lawsuit. The ninth-grade student at Gregory B. Jarvis Junior/Senior High School (pictured) - who has since transferred to another school in another district - complained to school officials about harassment and discrimination related to his perceived sexual orientation. He claims his complaints went unaddressed by the school district.