- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

NORTHFIELD, N.H. (AP) - The parents of a 13-year-old say in a lawsuit that a special education school in New Hampshire failed to prevent a student from sexually assaulting their son.

The Concord Monitor reports (https://bit.ly/1PUrVYA ) the lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court.

The parents say the boy, who has autism and other developmental disabilities, reported several incidents of sexual harassment to employees at the Spaulding Youth Center in Northfield. But they say school officials didn’t adequately intervene or notify them of the claims.

School CEO Jim Clements said he was aware of the lawsuit but unable to discuss it because of privacy concerns for the juveniles involved.

The Auburn School District also is a defendant. The parents say the district failed to monitor the boy’s time at Spaulding. Superintendent Phil Littlefield says he hasn’t seen the lawsuit and declined to comment.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, https://www.cmonitor.com

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