A public school district cannot be held liable for a teacher’s sexual abuse of a student because it had only suspicions and no actual knowledge of the abuse, said an appellate district court Monday in upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit.
According to Monday’s ruling by the 7th U.
S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago in N.
R. Doe et al. v. St. Francis School District, there initially was an exchange of text messages between a 26-year-old female teacher in the St. Francis, Wis., public school district and an anonymous 14-year-old eighth-grader.
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