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Teacher sues students over parody film

June 1, 2007 at 8:11 PM   |   Comments

KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind., June 1 (UPI) -- A teacher in Knightstown, Ind., is suing four former students who made a horror-film parody in which he was portrayed as being menaced by teddy bears.

Math teacher Daniel Clevenger, who teaches at Knightstown Intermediate School, filed a lawsuit May 16 against Knightstown High School sophomores Isaac Imel, Harrison Null, Charlie Ours and Cody Overbay, seeking unspecified damages, The Indianapolis Star reported.

All four students were expelled after Knightstown High School Principal Jim Diagostino got a copy of the film, but the expulsions were removed from their records in a settlement approved by the school board in March.

Three of the four students also received $69,000 from the school district as a result of a federal lawsuit they filed on the grounds that the video was made under the First Amendment.

Clevenger's suit said the movie, "The Teddy Bear Master," was defamatory and inflicted emotional distress on him.

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