Thursday, September 30, 2010

School sued for ignoring harassment

There must be some sort of secret legislation on the books that requires schools to lie about the bullying that takes place on their watch.

Just outside Cincinnati, Fairfield Senior High School is being sued because it refused to enforce its own anti-harassment policy and wouldn't do anything about an assailant who repeatedly assaulted the plaintiff over the course of her senior year.

This campaign peaked when the attacker punched the victim in the face, resulting in 9 stitches in her forehead.

This went on even though the victim had a court order to keep the attacker away - which the school ignored.

The school didn't do anything about the harassment because the assailant was a star softball player.

Maybe the association that governs high school sports in Ohio should suspend the school for this. It's bad enough that the school has a lax attitude regarding school harassment, but the fact that the school mollycoddles athletes is another matter entirely. (Not like other schools don't do it too.)


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