HENRY COUNTY, Mo. — Prosecutors in Henry County have been handed a court order for documents pertaining to an investigation into the suicide death in December 2016 of a Glasgow teen.
The ruling in favor of the Glasgow School District came Tuesday. A judge ruled that prosecutors are required to turn over any documents relating to the death investigation of Kenny Suttner, a Glasgow High School student who took his own life last December.
A coroner’s inquest found that Suttner’s former manager at Dairy Queen in Fayette, Harley Branham, had bullied the teen to the point of suicide. The inquest also found that the Glasgow School District had been negligent in preventing bullying.
The school district denied the allegations and said that bullying is not tolerated at Glasgow schools.
The district asked the judge in the case to intervene when prosecutors were not willing to voluntarily hand over the documents. School officials said they should have access to the documents so counsel for the district can defend the district’s policies and administration.
Charges have been filed against Branham, however no Glasgow School District personnel have been implicated in the probe.