Peekskill School District sued over claim teen was given birth control without parental consent
PEEKSKILL - The parents of a former Peekskill High School student are suing the district over claims their daughter was taken to an off-campus health clinic and given birth control pills without their permission.
The lawsuit, just filed by Anthony and Eva Jackson, parents of the then 16-year-old-girl, claims the child was examined and prescribed birth control pills, which she began taking without their knowledge in 2011.
The Jacksons, who now live in Newburgh, claim a Peekskill High School psychologist and his wife, who works at a local health clinic, conspired to get their their daughter birth control pills.
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The superintendent of the Peekskill School District had no comment on the subject, except to say the district has yet to receive a copy of the lawsuit.