School seeks protective order in suit over student expulsion

A private school in Connecticut being sued for allegedly expelling a student for his conservative views is seeking a protective order

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- A private school in Connecticut being sued for allegedly expelling a teenager for his conservative views is seeking a protective order against the teen's family.

Cheshire Academy in West Hartford says Theodore and Sonia Mancini have been improperly contacting students to get discovery for their case involving their 16-year-old son, Michael.

The motion includes screenshots of purported texts of the Mancinis asking students to speak with their attorney.

The attorney tells the Record-Journal there's no rule against the plaintiffs communicating with students. He's filing an objection to the motion.

The Mancinis' say their son was tormented for his views.

They're seeking monetary damages and to have their son readmitted.

A school official said previously the boy wasn't expelled because of his politics, but because of "behavior that violated the school's code of conduct."

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Information from: Record-Journal, http://www.record-journal.com