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Web update: Girl loses appeal in federal suit claiming mistreatment by Willmar teacher


WILLMAR -- A federal appeals court has said a child and her mother did not have standing to sue the Willmar School District over alleged mistreatment by a special education teacher.

Because Jackie Nelson filed a claim after she had transferred her child to another district, she no longer had a valid claim against the Willmar district, according to an opinion issued Thursday by the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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