A group at Utah’s Pike High School is suing for $5 million in damages after their school used coin trading to pay for school supplies and uniforms.
The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Utah says the teens violated school policies, and it’s seeking $5,000 in damages.
The school has denied the allegations.
In a statement, Pike Principal Jeff Lehner said in a statement that the school “does not tolerate student misconduct and will not tolerate any conduct of this nature.”
“The principal will take appropriate action when warranted, including disciplining those involved in the conduct and/or sanctioning those who have violated our student code of conduct,” the statement said.
The suit also alleges that the district violated its duty of care to its students.
The group was a small group of teens from the Eagle Mountain school, about 60 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, who attended a party last year at a neighboring school, the Utah Law Enforcement Division said.
In an email, Lehner did not immediately return a request for comment Tuesday.