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Friday, June 19, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Ind. court reinstates student's convictions"

The Indiana Supreme Court's decision Thursday in the case of Christopher Bailey v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) is the subject of a brief AP story today. Some quotes:

The Indiana Supreme Court has reinstated convictions of battery and disorderly conduct against an Indianapolis high school student who confronted the assistant principal and dean of students in the school cafeteria.

The unanimous decision Thursday by the Supreme Court reversed a ruling last year by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

The Supreme Court's ruling said evidence showed Christopher Bailey was guilty in the 2007 confrontation at Perry Meridian High School that began when an assistant principal, who was monitoring breakfast service in the cafeteria, asked Bailey to pull up his pants. He refused and then pushed through her extended arm as she tried to direct him toward the dean's office.

Bailey was convicted in a Marion County bench trial and spent eight days in jail. The rest of his 180-day sentence was suspended to probation.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 19, 2009 12:17 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions