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The Change-up: Landon death lawsuit

A short episode providing a summary of the background, current state, and implications of the wrongful death lawsuit against the Landon School.

Hosted by Liam Barrett and Elli Karistinou

As a disclaimer, this episode features potentially disturbing or offensive topics such as suicide, racism, and bullying. Listener discretion is advised, and feel free to reach out to us @thewjchangeup on Instagram with any concerns.

Thank you to Elli Karistinou for co-hosting today’s episode, and as always a huge thanks to the WJ Pep Band for composing the introduction song. Additionally, thank you to Mrs. Borrelli for letting us use her office to record.

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Sources:

Case Details (Case #-C15CV24000099): https://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/casesearch/inquiryDetail.jis?caseId=C15CV24000099&loc=68&detailLoc=ODYCIVIL 

NBC Washington: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/landon-failed-charlie-parents-sue-school-after-16-year-old-sons-death-by-suicide/3512826/#:~:text=NBC%20Universal%2C%20Inc.,enough%20to%20protect%20their%20son

WUSA 9: https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/maryland/wrongful-death-lawsuit-landon-school/65-4ff58bbc-0b72-41fc-9d05-d987b4ed6806

FOX5 DC: https://www.fox5dc.com/news/family-of-landon-school-student-who-took-his-own-life-files-wrongful-death-lawsuit

WTOP: https://wtop.com/local/2024/01/family-of-landon-school-student-files-wrongful-death-suit-claims-bullying-went-unaddressed/

ABC7: https://wjla.com/news/local/landon-school-parents-file-wrongful-death-lawsuit-bullying-harrassment-bethesda-maryland-montgomery-county-postvention-mandatory-training-charlie-schnell-dawn-scott-classmate-fake-threats-isolation-mental-health-crisis

Charlie’s Obituary: https://www.hansonrunsvold.com/obituaries/Charles-Schnell-2/#!/Obituary

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Liam Barrett, Podcast Editor
Junior Liam Barrett is the Podcast Editor for his first year on the Pitch, and hosts The Change-Up. Liam is also a member of the Mock Trial and the Morning Announcements teams, and his hobbies include reading and martial arts.
Elli Karistinou, Print Feature Editor
Junior Elli Karistinou is thrilled to be a Print Feature Editor for her first year on the Pitch. Elli enjoys hanging out with her sister, bingeing TV shows, and baking.
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