Six Morgan Hill, Calif., teens brought a lawsuit against their school district, saying the administration had failed to protect them from abuse and harassment. Most of the plaintiffs were gay, but one was a friend who was harassed because of her association. Alana Flores, the only plaintiff named, said students repeatedly left nasty messages and pictures in her locker and taunted her daily. The story includes anecdotes from other gay teens who were harassed, from teasing to beating. Some sources in the story blamed the size of Live Oak High School (more than 2,000 students in grades 10-12) for cliques that had formed and subsequent rejection and taunting.
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