Princeton sued by student after attempted suicide

A student at Princeton has filed a lawsuit against the university and seven administrators, alleging that they discriminated against him when they reacted to a suicide attempt in his dorm room, reports Jonathan Swartz for USA Today.

Currently a 20-year-old sophomore who had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and type II bipolar disorder, the student filed the suit on 25 March, according to The Daily Princetonian. In the document, he alleged that Princeton's actions did not act to prevent the possibility of self-harm: its actions actually heightened the risk of producing more anxiety. "Instead, Princeton sought to protect itself from adverse publicity or liability," the document reads.

The lawsuit comes at a time when federal regulations have placed colleges under increased scrutiny over their responses to potentially suicidal students.
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