LACEY, NJ – On the same week that the Lacey Board of Education replaced its general legal counsel, a settlement agreement has apparently been reached in the federal civil rights lawsuit by two students that were suspended by Lacey Township High School in 2018 for visiting a gun range with their parents.
The denial of due process to the two students was highly controversial and resulted in many frustrated parents attending board meetings to voice their concerns. The meeting led to the infamous ‘Chicken Gallery’ comments made by now-former Lacey BOE attorney Christopher Supsie. Supsie since apologized for his comments but the incident was seen as one of several that eventually led to his ouster.
The boys who were suspended were represented by the ACLU of New Jersey.
According to a June 23rd, 2020 court filing by Roshan D. Shah, who is representing the Lacey School District in the matter, Shah requested that the Court begin the process of administratively terminating the case pending the execution of the settlement agreement.
The Lacey School District did not immediately respond to an OPRA request seeking a copy of the terms of the settlement.