Ex-North Allegheny student says school failed to stop assaults

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McCANDLESS, Pa. - A former North Allegheny Intermediate High School student claims in a federal lawsuit that school officials failed to stop other students, particularly athletes, from repeatedly physically and sexually assaulting her in school hallways and at school events in 2009 and 2010.

Other than calling some of her attackers to an administrator's office, the district took no disciplinary action despite faculty often witnessing the assaults, the lawsuit against the North Allegheny School District says.

The harassment became worse when it was clear the students wouldn't be disciplined, the lawsuit says.

The district's final solution was to transfer her to a school outside the district, the lawsuit says.

We’ve chosen not to identify the alleged victim. A North Allegheny spokeswoman declined comment.

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