Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, October 28, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 29° Partly Cloudy
News >  Idaho

S. Idaho school district sued after reported student rape

Associated Press

SHOSHONE, Idaho – The family of a 13-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit against a south-central Idaho school district that says school officials told the girl she couldn’t remain at the school after she was violently raped by an older student in a computer lab.

The Times-News reported in a story on Saturday that the lawsuit filed late last month contends the Shoshone School District denied the girl an education by creating a hostile environment and subjecting her to sexual discrimination.

The lawsuit said a surveillance system recorded the rape in early 2017 and that school officials viewed the video shortly after.

The lawsuit said a prominent high school student athlete in November pleaded guilty in juvenile court to multiple charges of lewd conduct with a child under 16.

Shoshone School District officials declined to comment about the lawsuit.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


New health insurance plans available Nov. 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

 (Photo courtesy WAHBE)
Sponsored

Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.