Apparently, Sara Beckman spelled "discernible" correctly but got rung up anyway. There was no immediate dispute, so she lost her right to appeal. Her parents are doing what any red-blooded American Family would do. They're considering suing:
Her mother, Cindy, calls herself a "momma bear with her bear claws out" and is ready to go to court.
A school spokesperson responded:
[H]e hopes everybody can sit down together and work something out. He says defending a lawsuit over a spelling bee isn't a good way to spend school district money.
Sara says she'd just like another chance, since it's her last spelling bee.
Sara, you're going to have lots of chances to spell things correctly. It's called life.