Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 23, 2013

School failed to check assault allegations

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Associated Press

---- — GRAND RAPIDS — A school district failed to properly investigate allegations by two students that they were sexually assaulted at their Grand Rapids-area high school, the U.S. Department of Education said.

The department’s Office of Civil Rights found that Forest Hills Public Schools’ procedures for responding to sex discrimination weren’t effective and didn’t comply with Title IX, the statute designed to prevent students from discrimination based on their gender.

Forest Hills neglected to investigate most of the claims by one of the students and her parents.