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Father of arrested Morristown teen speaks out

June 1, 2012 3:55:52 PM PDT
Milton Conway is doing what any father would do - protecting his son - until now. A mug shot of the 19-year-old after he was arrested and charged with lying to police in connection with 15-year-old Lennon Baldwin's suicide.

Investigators say Baldwin killed himself after a month of terror. Two underage students at Morristown High Schoolare charged with assault robbery and making terroristic threats.

Milton's son is not accused of touching Baldwin, just lying to police about the other two teens who did. Since he is an adult in the eyes of the law, his face has become the only one connected to the bullying headlines. Now he's getting online threats that read, "Justice would be to rob him and kill him. Someone said they are still lynch mobs down south."

These threats were serious enough for the school to ban him from campus for his own safety and the safety of others. This means no prom and no graduation.

Eyewitness News has word that Baldwin's parents are preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Board of Education. They are wondering if the district followed the strict state anti-bullying guidelines.

The school says it is conducting a review that will include an examination of all policies and procedures that deal with harassment, intimidation and bullying as well as an examination of the timely implementation of these procedures.

In the meantime, Milton just wants his son's roll to be put in context.

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