Bend-La Pine Schools sued over black student’s suicide

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A lawsuit recently filed in Deschutes County Circuit Court says a 14-year-old black student at a Bend high school was bullied and racially harassed to the point that he died by suicide in 2017. The Bulletin reports the family of Deshaun Adderly is seeking $400,000 for wrongful death and intentional infliction of emotional distress from the Bend-La Pine School District, Deschutes County and 10 students who are not named. The suit says several days before Adderly’s death a video of him in a physical altercation in a Summit High School bathroom was posted on social media. A lawyer for Deschutes County said they are reviewing the allegations and plan to defend all claims asserted against the county.