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Erie teen appeals expulsion from school

The Associated Press
| Monday, June 16, 2008 12:00 a.m

ERIE — One of four Erie teenagers charged with assault from an attack on a teacher is appealing his expulsion.

Court papers filed on behalf of the former East High School student say he acknowledges being nearby when a teacher was beaten, but denies being involved.

Attorney Ken Bickel, who represents the boy in the criminal case, also says his client wasn’t involved in the Feb. 14 assault. He says his client hasn’t been arraigned yet but will plead not guilty if the case goes to trial.

The boy was expelled by a vote of the school board. He is appealing by suing in the Erie County Court of Common Pleas.

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