“The Education Department has seen a spike during the past year in the number of civil rights complaints filed against K-12 schools for allegedly mishandling reports of sexual violence. It’s one sign that the national debate about sexual assault on college campuses is raising awareness about the problem among younger students and their families.
But K-12 students who report sexual assault at school are often penalized for doing so, activists and federal officials say, pointing to cases in which victims of alleged sexual assault have been disciplined. A report of sexual assault necessarily means that the person going to authorities must admit that sexual contact happened, and if school officials don’t believe that the sex was non-consensual, then the reporting victim can get in trouble for engaging in sexual activity while at school, which is often in violation of school rules.”
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