Spring break, drug arrest: PCS wants suit over student’s withdrawal in 2015 tossed


Presbyterian Christian School Headmaster Allen Smithers talks about the school’s Christian world view. The high school was recently named one of the 50 best Christian schools in the country.
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Presbyterian Christian School is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit involving a senior in 2015 who was arrested for drugs during spring break and did not finish the school year.

The plaintiffs are Christian Brown and his parents, Edward and Julie Brown. They tell a much different story about what eventually led to their son’s withdrawal from school, just weeks before his graduation, than officials at PCS.

The Browns say PCS left them no choice but to withdraw Christian from school, while PCS says it was entirely the Browns’ decision.

The hearing to have the case dismissed  will occur in the near future, though no date has been set, said PCS attorney Ben Morgan.

“My client will have no further comment,” he said in an email.

The attorney for the Browns, Bill Walter, did not respond to a request for comment.

The Browns’ lawsuit was filed March 2018 before Judge Bob Helfrich in Forrest County Circuit

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