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IPS reaches $65K settlement with expelled student

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INDIANAPOLIS -

The Indianapolis Public School system has settled with a student it expelled after he brought a stun gun to school.

Our partners at The Indianapolis Star report IPS will pay $65,000 to former Tech High School student Dynasty Young. His attorneys had argued the school district had discriminated against Young, who says he was bullied at school for being gay.

Young was expelled after bringing a stun gun to school for protection.

The National Center for Lesbian Rights, along with two Indianapolis law firms, challenged IPS's "discriminatory treatment and failure to protect" Young, who says he was harassed at Arsenal Technical High School during last school year. Young and his mother, Chelysa Grimes, reported the harassment to school administrators, but say no action was taken to protect the student.

Young was expelled from the high school for bringing a stun gun purchased by his mother to school for protection. Young reportedly fired the stun gun into the air to ward off a group of bullies at the school in April.

"If I didn't bring the taser, they could have jumped me," Young said in a May 2012 interview with Eyewitness News.

The school will also remove the expulsion from Young's record.

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