Parents suing school system after son's body found inside gym mat

VALDOSTA, GA (WFLX) - The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school administrators.

The parents of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson blame the school board for allowing Johnson to die "at the hands of one or more students" while at his high school during school hours. Classmates found Johnson's body inside a rolled-up mat last year.

Sheriff's investigators concluded Johnson died in a freak accident -- having fallen into the mat and got stuck upside down.

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