POCATELLO, Idaho -- The Idaho Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit filed against an eastern Idaho school district by the family of a girl who was stabbed to death by two classmates.
The lawsuit emerged from the 2006 slaying of 16-year-old Cassie Jo Stoddart by fellow Pocatello High School students Brian Draper and Torey Adamcik.
Both were convicted by juries and are serving life sentences in state prison without parole.
After the trials, Stoddart's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming the school district was negligent and should have known Draper and Adamcik posed a threat.
A lower court dismissed the lawsuit last year, but Stoddart's relatives appealed.
The Idaho State Journal reports the Supreme Court ruled the school district is not negligent because the actions of Draper and Adamcik were not foreseeable.