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Supreme Court paves way for ‘prop gun’ lawsuit to move forward

Court » Family of a boy killed during a school production has filed a lawsuit in federal court.



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But no one said anything to the boy, it added. The gun was left in the booth, where no adults were present, and it "soon thereafter" discharged near the boy’s head, the suit said. He was fatally injured.

The suit also claims the Thayers’ constitutional rights were violated, and that school officials and Amodt violated a state law that prohibits providing a gun to a minor.

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Ron Thayer said Friday that while he and his wife continue their legal battle, proceedings do little to ease the pain of losing Tucker and the "emptiness" of the family’s home.

"Every day we’re reminded," said Thayer of his son’s death. "Last year, all his friends graduated from high school. This year all of his friends are going on missions. We don’t get to enjoy that joy that other parents are enjoying."

mrogers@sltrib.com




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