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Goodrich — The family of a special education student is suing a Genesee County school district, a few years after a teacher failed to immediately help a boy who was trapped in a chair.

The 2013 incident made headlines in 2014 when officials learned that teacher Nicole McVey was involved in making a video of the boy instead of helping him. He got stuck trying to squeeze through the back of a chair.

The boy’s family filed a lawsuit Friday in federal court, saying McVey and the Goodrich district had violated his civil rights and an anti-bullying law. The boy was 10 at the time.

The Oaktree Elementary principal resigned. McVey said she made a “significant mistake.” She was suspended for a year.

Emails seeking comment on the lawsuit weren’t immediately returned.

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