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Former student with autism sues Pine-Richland for keeping him off senior varsity hockey team

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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, 4:09 p.m.
 

A former student claims in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday that Pine-Richland School District and its hockey association kept him off the senior varsity team because of his autism.

The 18-year-old former student, identified only as J.G., says in the lawsuit that he played hockey for several years without incident and was the leading goal scorer of the junior varsity team. In October 2012, he told his parents that he was having increasing problems communicating with the coach and was being harassed by other players during practices, the lawsuit says.

Despite several meetings with the district and the association's coaching staff, the problems became worse and J.G. wasn't picked for the senior varsity team even though it had four vacancies after the other players were chosen, the lawsuit says. His lawyer and the district's solicitor couldn't be reached for comment.

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