VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The parents of Kendrick Johnson are suing the Lowndes County School System.
According to a report from CNN, they say the district was negligent and failed to protect their son from harassment and bullying which they say led to his death.
The 17-year old was found dead in a rolled up gym mat at Lowndes High last January.
Investigators ruled it an accident, saying Johnson reached in to get a shoe and got stuck.
An independent pathologist hired by the family concluded Johnson died from "unexplained, apparent non-accidental blunt force trauma."
The family is still waiting for the results of a federal investigation into Johnson's death.