Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Maine parent sues school district over teacher's sexual assault of her son

A lawsuit filed last week in the federal district court in Portland, Maine, alleges that the school district violated Title IX by not protecting the plaintiff's son from sexual assault by a female teaching assistant at the alternative high school he attended. The teaching assistant, Amy Shriver, has been arrested, convicted and sentenced on charges of sexual abuse of a minor. The victim's mother's civil suit alleges, among other things, that even though she reported what was going on to Shriver's supervisors and to a member of the school board, the district did nothing to stop the abuse, which continued for seven to eight month period.