Gay teen awarded $65K settlement over bullying dispute

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An openly gay Indianapolis teenager expelled from an Indianapolis high school for bringing a stun gun to school to protect himself from bullies has agreed to settle his discrimination lawsuit against the school district for $65,000.

The proposed settlement filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis also calls for Indianapolis Public Schools to remove all references of Darnell “Dynasty” Young being expelled from school from the 18-year-old’s academic record. The agreement still must be approved by a judge.

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