is what I would like to do to these “administrators”.
Administrators of a school in Missouri are now on my “should be dragged into the streets and shot with darts until they bleed out” list. Want to know why? Of course you do – you’re reading my blog.
So yes, these “paragons of virtue” and “protectors of youth” decided in the 2008-2009 school year to ignore the complaint of a mentally challenged girl who claimed to be sexually harassed and raped by another student. They bullied her into recanting, then EXPELLED her for making the claims in the first place. But only after they made her write him an apology and hand deliver it (of course).
When the poor thing returned to school the next year (09-10), the harassment began again. And then she was raped AGAIN. She didn’t report this to the school (why would she, after her previous experience) and thankfully told her mother. When she was checked out by the Child Advocacy Center – who found evidence of rape trauma and semen – the school still didn’t so anything. Even though she was RAPED IN THE LIBRARY OF THE SCHOOL.
So, the boy was charged and plead guilty (it was his semen).
Now the girl and her mother are suing the school district. They are alleging a whole host of things, including the fact that the school, as mandated reporters, didn’t report the initial rape accusation. And then punished her by making it. And apparently all while knowing that the girl’s challenge included a conflict-averse personality with an inability to deny others. So, being the lovely caring people that they are, the school district has responded that the suit is invalid because the girl failed to protect herself (NICE ASSHOLES, because as we all know, rape victims are asking for it /end sarcasm) and failed to exhaust administrative remedies.
What I want to know is what remedies they wanted her to exhaust? They bullied her into recanting a statement, then kicked her out of school. It doesn’t exactly sound like they were going to be willing to hear her accuse them of wrongdoing.
I seem to be forming many posses lately. Maybe I need to start a company…