Coffee County DA Won't Seek Charges in Teen Suicide Case

The Coffee County District Attorney’s Office released a statement today that no criminal charges will be brought in the case of a local teen who died by suicide after sexually explicit messages between him and another boy were leaked by other students. Classmates and supporters of Channing Smith have been calling for "Justice for Channing" during protests, the Tennessean reports. District Attorney Craig Northcott, who has come under criticism for saying he would not prosecute domestic violence cases involving same-sex couples, cited the lack of probable cause that any crimes had been committed as reason for not filing charges.

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