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Parents of boy videotaped while stuck in chair may sue school district

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GOODRICH, MI (AP) -

The lawyer for the parents of a boy videotaped while stuck in a classroom chair says they feel compelled to sue the school district.

The Goodrich school district approved a settlement with teacher Nicole McVey over the video that shows a student stuck in a classroom chair.  

The school district initially said it wanted to fire her. But on Thursday evening, the school board voted 6-0 to approve a deal that calls for the district to withdraw its efforts to fire McVey and suspend her for a year.  

In a letter to the boys' parents, McVey writes she's "truly sorry" for making a "very bad series of choices."  

The video was recorded in November at Oaktree Elementary School and released to a TV station in February. Patrick Greenfelder, a lawyer for the boy's family, says McVey taunted the fifth-grader, who has Asperger's syndrome.  

Greenfielder says the boy's parents have no recourse but to sue the district after it failed to follow through on its plan to fire McVey.

She had been fighting the district's attempts to fire her. School board president David Cramer has not issued a response to the parents' reaction.

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