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Lawsuit over 'sexting' suicide settled

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SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

The parents of Jessica Logan, a teen who tragically took her own life after suffering unrelenting peer abuse by students at Sycamore High School, have settled the case against Sycamore School District.

In June 2012, a U.S. District Court judge ruled the parents had submitted sufficient evidence against the school district that the case could move forward to a jury trial. Sycamore School District and the Logan family settled the case which accused the school of not protecting Logan from sexual harassment as they are required to do under Title IX.

"This case established that School Districts can be liable if they fail to protect students from sexual harassment at school. If they know a student is being harassed and do nothing to stop it, they can be sued for the injuries the student suffers as a result," said Logan attorney Jennifer Branch.

The case set a legal precedent and Logan's death sparked legislative reform. Governor John Kasich signed the Jessica Logan Act which goes into effect Nov. 4. One of the main provisions of the Act is to required schools to prohibit cyber bullying.

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