Rape Victim Sues Pennsylvania School District

PITTSBURGH – A former student of the North Allegheny School District, who was raped in a school parking lot in April 2006, is suing the district for failure to protect her from her assailant. According to her lawsuit, the district knew that the attacker had committed two prior sexual assaults before her attack.

The lawsuit was filed Oct. 2. The victim, whose name has been replaced by a pseudonym in the lawsuit, was a 17-year-old junior when she skipped class to have a cigarette break with a male student. That student forced her to perform oral sex and then he raped her.

The school district said critical facts were left out of the lawsuit and were vague. However, the lawyer for the victim maintained that security was lax on the campus, and the victim’s parents urged school officials to contact police about the incident.

The assailant is not being sued.

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