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Investigators also found that at least one school administrator dealt with complaints about Mr. Freshwater for much of her 11 years at the district.

Jessica Philemon, an attorney for the unnamed student’s family that is suing Mr. Freshwater and the school district, said the action raises some troubling questions.

“I want to find out who had complained, to whom they complained and why for 11 years nothing was done,” Ms. Philemon said. “They could have taken action a while ago.”