By Lauren Gold, SGVN
A Ramona Elementary School parent says the Alhambra Unified School District failed to prevent her special needs 6-year-old from being “sexually assaulted” by other students during school hours.
The girl, who is a student in the school’s Special Day Class, was allegedly forced by other students to perform sexual acts in the bathroom during lunch and recess, according to a claim filed against the district July 2.
The claim requests payment for “mental, emotional and physical damages” and expenses of more than $1 million, alleging that district staff and administrators should have taken action to stop the alleged activities.
“(The child) suffered repeated and traumatic sexual assaults,” according to the claim. “These assaults caused her painful physical, emotional and psychological injuries.”
Alhambra Unified School District board members rejected the claim at its July 17 meeting.
Board President Patricia Rodriguez-Mackintosh and Board Member Adele Andrade-Stadler did not return calls for comment. Board Member Bob Gin declined to comment.
AUSD Interim Superintendent Donna Perez declined to comment on the allegations. The district released a copy of the claim, but redacted all names, including adult teachers, staff and administrators.
Frank Perez, an attorney who represents the child’s family, did not respond to calls for comment.
Alhambra police Capt. Elliot Kase said a police report was filed.
Source : sgvtribune