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Mentor Schools denies fault in teen's suicide
The district filed its response in court to the lawsuit with the parents of Sladjana Vidovic
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE
and ALISON RITCHIE


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M.L. Schultze
 

Mentor’s school district says it can not be held liable for the suicide of one of its students because she was withdrawing from Mentor at the time she killed herself.

The family of Sladjana Vidovic is one of two suing the northeast Ohio school district, saying unchecked bullying led to their children’s deaths. Sladjana was 16 years old when she hanged herself from her bedroom window in 2008.
But in its legal response to the suit, the school district maintains that she no longer was a student at Mentor High School.
Ken Myers is the lawyer for the Vidovic family. He acknowledges Sladjana was trying to withdraw from Mentor just days before her suicide.
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The school district also denies the allegations of the family of Eric Mohat, who killed himself in 2007 after telling his parents he, too, had been bullied. 

 
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