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Ohio Christian Alliance asks Justice Department to investigate threats against Covington Catholic High School.
     Kareem Elgazzar, kelgazzar@enquirer.com

CINCINNATI – The legal team representing Kentucky student Nick Sandmann has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking $ 250 million in damages against The Washington Post, according to Nick's attorney.

Todd McMurtry and L. Lin Wood, representing the Covington Catholic High School teenager and his family, filed on Tuesday, according to a tweet from McMurtry.

The tweet included a link to McMurtry's law firm website, which included text of the lawsuit. The suit was not available as of Tuesday evening in the docket of the Eastern District of Kentucky, the federal court where the attorneys say the lawsuit was filed.

The suit points to "no less than six false and defamatory articles" concerning Nick Sandmann, center left, stands in front of Native American activist Nathan Phillips at a rally in Washington, DC ” width=”540″ data-mycapture-src=”” data-mycapture-sm-src=””/>

Nick Sandmann, center left, stands in front of Native American activist Nathan Phillips at a rally in Washington, DC (Photo11: Survival Media Agency via AP, Survival Media Agency)