A Madison County judge has dismissed the Madison Board of Education from a civil lawsuit filed by Todd Brown's family.
Brown is the student who was killed at Discovery Middle School in February 2010. On Friday, Brown's family appeared in court with their lawyers, and lawyers representing other parties in the case. Brown's mother, Towanda Moore, is suing the school board, the superintendent, Discovery's principal, the parents of Hammad Memon, and other parties.
Defense lawyers tried to get the entire case dismissed.
Circuit Judge Ruth Ann Hall did dismiss the Board of Education from the lawsuit, but ruled the principal, Sharon Willis, and superintendent, Dee Fowler, will remain as named defendants for now.
Hammad Memon, now 16, is charged in Brown's murder. Both he and Brown were 14 at the time of the shooting.
Much of the case is being postponed as the criminal trial unfolds. Memon is scheduled to go to trial in June.