Family of teen in teacher sex case asks to drop lawsuit

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FARMINGTON — The family of a teenage boy who alleges he was sexually abused by a former Davis High School teacher is asking a judge to dismiss their lawsuit.

The family sued the Davis School District, Davis High and Brianne Altice, accusing school officials of not doing enough to protect students at the school. Court papers filed Wednesday and obtained by FOX 13 stated the boy’s family asked to dismiss the lawsuit without prejudice — meaning they could re-file it at a later date.

An attorney for the family declined to comment on Wednesday. The Utah Attorney General’s Office, which represents the Davis School District, did not have any immediate comment beyond acknowledging they stipulated to dismissing the lawsuit.

A judge would still have to approve the family’s request to drop the lawsuit. There is still another lawsuit pending against the Davis School District filed by the family of another teen.

Altice pleaded guilty to charges of forcible sex abuse. She is accused of having sexual relationships with three teenage boys who were students at Davis High. Altice is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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