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Parents Want To Keep Notes By Girl Who Killed Herself Private

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Parents who pushed to change Nevada school bullying law after their 13-year-old daughter killed herself are asking a federal magistrate judge to prevent farewell notes the girl wrote from being made public.

Hailee Joy Lamberth's parents, Jason and Jennifer Lamberth, have a wrongful death lawsuit pending against Clark County School District officials.

They allege they weren't notified that their daughter was bullied at school before she shot herself dead in December 2013.

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Attorney Allen Lichtenstein, representing the family, said Friday that unsealing the letters in a notebook would harm the young people who were named.

Attorneys for the school district argue the notes shed light on the family's allegations, and the public has a right to view them.

Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a law this year strengthening bullying incident reporting.