• Turned aside the Layshocks’ claims that district policies are vague and overbroad. “The administration misapplied them in this case,” he said.
• Ruled against Mr. and Mrs. Layshock’s claim that the school punishment interfered with their rights to discipline Justin. Schools have the authority to discipline students, and the Layshocks could not describe how the school interfered with their rights. They still are permitted to act in the suit on behalf of Justin, who was 17 at the time he was suspended.
• Said a trial will be held to determine what compensatory damages should be paid to Justin. Justin has until July 30 to file a pretrial statement, and the district Aug. 20 to file its statement. A pretrial conference will be held on Sept. 6. No trial date was set.