Citing school shootings from Columbine to Virginia Tech, a federal appeals court has ruled against a Georgia student suspended in 2003 after a teacher saw a story the student had written in which the narrator dreams of shooting her math teacher.

Rachel Boim, who was a ninth-grader at Roswell High School when the incident occurred, sued the Fulton County School District and school officials, asking the courts to force school officials to remove the suspension from her disciplinary record. Her parents also sued, asking for legal fees and expenses they had incurred in responding to the disciplinary proceedings.

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