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Silly String Lawsuit Dismissed in Rhode Island



    Silly String Lawsuit Dismissed in Rhode Island
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    File: Kids playing with silly string in Philadelphia

    A judge has dismissed most of the complaints in a federal lawsuit filed against a Rhode Island school district and state education officials over a silly string fight between two students.

    The Providence Journal reports the judge's order issued Friday dismissed all complaints brought by the Zell family except those against Rachel McGinley, a student at Chariho High School.

    The Zells say in their lawsuit their daughter now has a seizure disorder after McGinley hit her in the head with a cellphone.

    The Zells say their daughter had inadvertently sprayed the girl with silly string during a Spirit Week event at the school. Chariho administrators said their daughter started the fight by spraying McGinley in the face at close range.

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    The Zells' lawyer says she plans to file an appeal.

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