- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A school district in the Grand Rapids area has settled a lawsuit with a former student who said officials didn’t protect her from harassment after she reported a sexual assault at age 15.

The Grand Rapids Press (https://bit.ly/1EyaUxv ) says a notice of settlement by the Forest Hills district was filed in federal court Wednesday. The parties have until June 9 to disclose more details.

The former student had accused Forest Hills Central High School of violating her rights by not protecting her from harassment after she accused an athlete of assaulting her on campus in 2010.

Judge Paul Maloney found the school didn’t retaliate against her but had failed to train employees about responding to complaints of assault.

Separately, the athlete pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge.


Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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