A Beaver County judge dismissed a mother's claim that a school district violated her 13-year-old daughter's constitutional rights when it suspended the girl for having oral sex with a boy on a school bus.
The woman also claimed it was not clear in the South Side Area School District's written policies that oral sex on a bus was unacceptable behavior.
Beaver County Judge George E. James, however, dismissed the mother's appeal Aug. 29, saying the district's decision to suspend the girl and the 13-year-old boy was legal and supported by substantial evidence.
The district suspended the students in May after classmates reported the teenagers' acts. South Side Middle School Principal Thomas Ralston said the students admitted they had consensual oral sex on the bus during a field trip.
Officials suspended the students until Oct. 29. The teenagers can attend the school district's alternative-education program in the meantime.
Kurt Winter, the attorney for the girl's mother, did not return a phone call left by The Associated Press today.