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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a Missouri teenager who took his own life after allegedly being bullied will be heard in Boone County.

Kenneth Suttner's mother claims in the lawsuit that the Howard County School District didn't help her 17-year-old son, who she said was repeatedly bullied because of his disabilities.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the lawsuit was originally filed in Howard County but a change of venue to Boone County was granted.

Suttner shot himself on Dec. 21, 2016 outside his family's home in Glasgow.

The school district's attorney, Tom Mickes, has said the district was innocent in Suttner's death.

The case has received attention because the manager of a Dairy Queen where Suttner worked is facing charges, including assault in his death.

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