|Anders Hemdal's high school|
A school suspended a male student for sleeping with his girlfriend of two years, according to a lawsuit filed in court.
A troubled high school student asked school officials for help when another student recorded him having sex during a school trip in Morocco, but instead, he was suspended for his off-campus behavior, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Anders Hemdal, 16, accused the Valley School District in Schuylkill, of unfairly suspending him for disorderly conduct, saying that the sexual activity with his girlfriend of two years, a fellow student, was consensual and legal.
Rules for the Spanish Travel Club trip to Spain and Morocco in April, said that students would be sent home - not suspended - if they engaged in sexual activity or other proscribed conduct during the trip, according to a document attached to the complaint.
The student code of conduct prohibits sexual activity on campus only.
Hemdal wants the suspension of four days removed from his record and is seeking more than $75,000 in damages for having been denied an education without due process.
He is also suing for emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
The girlfriend was also suspended, as was the third student, who is accused of making the video on a cell phone and distributed the video to other students. That student also faces unspecified charges in Berks County, according to the lawsuit.