MANY, La – Claims involving the Sabine Parish District in regards to the 2020 Many High School Case have been officially dismissed. According to court filings, an order was entered on September 9, 2021 by a federal judge dismissing all claims against Sabine Parish District Attorney Don Burkett, and his office, made in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in January of this year.
The lawsuit was filed in response to the handling of a previous local case in which a student from Many High School was the victim of an assault in the Many High School gymnasium locker room in January of 2020 by other students. The federal judge found no legal basis for the claims made against Burkett and his office.
DA Burkett was quoted saying, “the defendants in the criminal case in this matter have been prosecuted an a Sabine Parish Judge has sentenced these individuals for the crimes committed.” DA Burkett said “As expected, the Federal Court found our office did nothing wrong in the handling of this matter, and my office continues to handle matters-like this one-taking into account the law, the facts, and my professional obligation to see justice served.”
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