VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Lowndes County Board of Education issued a response to the family of Kendrick Johnson Wednesday, after the family dropped a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against it.
Johnson was found dead inside a rolled up gym mat by classmates at Lowndes High School in January 2013. Sheriff's investigators concluded it was a freak accident.
The case against the Board of Education claimed the board did not properly investigate an altercation between Johnson and a classmate in 2009.
The Board of Education's lawyer, Warren Turner, issued this statement:
A federal investigation into the death has been open for more than two years.