Both sides in bullying suit adopt code of silence

  • Updated: October 14, 2011 - 9:20 PM

There will be no more comments from the parties in the lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin School District, according to statements made Thursday and Friday.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and the school district released the same statement: "The parties believe that their ability to have full and frank discussions will be aided by the absence of any further comments to the media about this case."

The organizations sued the district in July on behalf of six students who identify as or were perceived as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT). They claimed that harassment at school was inadequately addressed.

The statement characterized Thursday and Friday's mediation sessions in St. Paul before Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau as "productive." They did not say whether another session was scheduled.

MARIA ELENA BACA

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