Fatal bullying lawsuit settled in Moss Point

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The Moss Point School District has settled a lawsuit over the death of seventh grader Lorel Malone. U.S. District Court records show his parents allege school officials failed to stop students from bullying the boy over his religion.
Lorel Malone died March 7th, 2014 at the age of 12. According to the lawsuit filed by Lorel’s father and mother, one day after one or more students who had bullied and harassed him since January attacked and assaulted him.
The suit sought unspecified damages for Lorel’s death and future lost wages, attorney’s fees, funeral expenses, and their own pain and suffering.
The financial terms of the settlement are confidential.