CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - A national women's rights group has filed a lawsuit against Forest Hills Public Schools -- accusing the Kent County district of failing to take action after a female student was sexually assaulted by a prominent athlete.
Target 8 first reported about this case last fall when the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights ruled that Forest Hills did not properly investigate a 2010 sexual assault.
A star basketball player assaulted a female student in a soundproof band room at Forest Hills Central High School, authorities said.
It was only after that athlete pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault that school officials took disciplinary action against him.
By that time, the female student had already switched schools after complaining of harassment by other students in school hallways and online.
On Thursday, the National Women's Law Center and the female student filed a lawsuit against Forest Hills.
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