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Timeline of the Anoka-Hennepin school district's LGBT neutrality policy [INFOGRAPHIC]

Justin Aaberg, a district student, was only 15 when he took his own life.
Justin Aaberg, a district student, was only 15 when he took his own life.
Courtesy of Aaberg family

Anoka-Hennepin, the state's largest school district, has become the focus of national controversy.

The district is being probed by the Department of Justice and Office of Civil Rights while at the same time defending a major lawsuit filed on behalf of five former and current students by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It also happens to be the home district of GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.

At the heart of the matter: Did a school policy requiring teachers to stay "neutral" when discussing homosexuality contribute to a string of student suicides?

City Pages Art Director Mike Kooiman created this infographic to provide a visual representation of the major developments in the ongoing saga:

Click to read.

Timeline of the Anoka-Hennepin school district's LGBT neutrality policy [INFOGRAPHIC]

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