Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
Ohio County To Review Writing In Teen’s 2006 Hanging
Almost seven years after a black teenager died in a hanging at an Ohio church camp, Logan County authorities have granted a family lawyer’s request to review a coroner’s ruling of suicide.
Logan County Prosecutor William T. Goslee said Tuesday in an email that he plans to submit writing samples to a state crime lab from the teen, James McCoy III, and a witness who recently invoked the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in an ongoing wrongful death suit.
Goslee said he doesn’t see the witness’s decision to invoke the Fifth Amendment as evidence McCoy fell victim to an asphyxiation prank resembling a lynching, as the teen’s mother has alleged.
Her lawyer Cliff Arnebeck asked the U.S. Justice Department to review the case Monday, based on the county’s reconsideration.