IPS settles suit with bullied student

July 10, 2013

An Indianapolis Public Schools student who was expelled for discharging a stun gun at Tech High School last April has settled a lawsuit against the district for $65,000. Darnell “Dynasty” Young and his mother sued IPS over the expulsion last fall, claiming Young brought the stun gun to school to protect himself against bullies who taunted him for being openly gay. Young frequently wore his mother’s jewelry and carried her purses at school. The lawsuit claimed the district did little to stop the bullying and instead asked him to be less “flamboyant.”