In the case of Beam v. Western Wayne School District, No. 3:15-CV-01126 (M.D. Pa. 2018 Caputo, J.), the Federal Middle District Court of Pennsylvania denied a Defendant school district’s motion for summary judgment relative to claims filed by parents following their son’s suicide.
|Judge A. Richard Caputo
In a previous ruling in this case, Judge Caputo had dismissed a failure to prevent suicide claim presented by the Plaintiffs.
The defense asserted that the Plaintiff’s were attempting to recast a failure to prevent suicide claim as a violation of the Section 504 and the ADA. The Court rejected this defense and noted that issues of fact compelled the Court to deny the school district’s request for summary judgment on the claims presented.