School where disabled student claims she was sexually assaulted can be sued

CAMDEN — A former Willingboro High School student with disabilities can continue to sue the district after she claims she was sexually assaulted twice while a student there, a federal judge has ruled.

The young woman, now 23, said the district failed to prevent or appropriately respond to the incidents, which occurred when she and male students were unsupervised in classrooms.

While Judge Jerome B. Simandle did throw out one of the plaintiff’s claims for damages in his decision Friday, he also ruled that she can continue to sue the Willingboro Board of Education under Title IX, the federal law that …read more

Source: NJ.com Burlington

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