Suit: Missouri district didn't protect teen after assault
SPOKANE, Mo. (AP) — Officials in a southwest Missouri school district are accused in a lawsuit of failing to protect a student after three baseball players allegedly pinned the teen in a dugout, touched him in a "sexually overt manner" and shoved a dirty condom in his mouth.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the defendants in the suit filed last month include Spokane High School principal Chris Kohl, who was placed on paid administrative leave a week ago.
New superintendent Terry Jamieson says the district cannot comment on pending litigation.
The suit says a freshman who witnessed what happened in the dugout in the spring of 2016 was later sexually assaulted by some of the same people. The suit says Kohl failed to contact authorities, even though he was a mandated reporter.