Boyle County Board of Education is being sued in federal court over its decision to expel a high school freshman for possession of a prescription-strength antibiotic.
The boy's father claims the student was expelled without a fair hearing because only Assistant Principal Steve Evans testified before the board, and his testimony was based only on what other students had told him.
Bill Erwin, the student's attorney, said no evidence was presented, and no other witnesses were called. The student denies ever being in possession of the antibiotic that is used to treat urinary tract infections.
Superintendent Pam Rogers and school board members Preston Miles, Stephen Tamme, Ruth Ann Elliott and Alane Mills are the defendants.
Because the student is a minor he is referred to only as A.R. in court documents. The suit was originally filed in Boyle Circuit Court and then, by request of the school board, was moved to U.S. District Court in Lexington.