Lawsuit Filed for Bullying in a Wyoming School District

Cheyenne, Wyo. (AP) A lawsuit filed against a western Wyoming school district contends school officials and coaches failed to timely discipline a student athlete who was harassing and bullying other teammates.

The lawsuit against Lincoln County School District 2, a former superintendent and coaches was filed last week in U.S. District Court.

It says the district was negligent and violated the civil rights of an unnamed student when the incidents occurred in 2012.

The lawsuit says coaches of the Star Valley High School football and track teams failed to immediately act against the inappropriate behavior of a student described by the lawsuit as "one of the better" athletes.

The student was later suspended because of similar behavior in 2013.

School Superintendent Alan Allred says he hasn't seen the lawsuit and couldn't comment.