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MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 07:09 AM
http://www.news-leader.com/article/20110816/NEWS12/110816008/Lawsuit-filed-against-Republic-School-District-over-rape-claim



A lawsuit filed against the Republic School District alleges school officials failed to protect a middle school girl from a male classmate who harassed her, sexually assaulted her, and raped her.In its written response, the school district denies all allegations in the suit and calls the claims frivolous.
The suit, filed July 5, alleges when the girl — a special education student — told officials about the harassment, assault and rape that occurred during the 2008-09 school year, they told her they did not believe her. She recanted.
The suit also alleges that, without seeking her mother’s permission, school officials forced the girl to write a letter of apology to the boy and personally deliver it to him. She was then expelled for the rest of the 2008-2009 school year and referred to juvenile authorities for filing a false report.
“School Officials, although mandatory reporters under Missouri’s Child Abuse Reporting Law, failed to report [the girl’s] complaints to the Division of Family Services or to Greene County Juvenile Authorities,” the suit says.


In 2009-10, the girl was allowed back in school, and the boy continued to harass and assault her, the suit says. She did not tell school officials because she was afraid she would be accused of lying and kicked out of school.
In February 2010, the boy allegedly forcibly raped the girl again, this time in the back of the school library. While school officials allegedly expressed skepticism of the girl, her mother took her to the Child Advocacy Center and an exam showed a sexual assault had occurred. DNA in semen found on the girl matched the DNA of the boy she accused, the suit says.


The boy was taken into custody in Juvenile Court and pleaded guilty to charges, the suit says. The specific charges are not stated in the suit.


“School Officials acted recklessly in conscious disregard of and with deliberate indifference to the risk of [the girl’s] safety by failing to conduct an investigation into her allegations of rape and sexual assault, by suspending her from school, and by failing to provide her with any protection from her rapist,” the suit says.



The suit alleges that when school officials interviewed the girl in 2008-09, they failed to even look at her own school file, which included a psychological report “which clearly indicated that [the girl] was conflict adverse, behaviorally passive and ‘would forego her own needs and wishes to satisfy the request of others around so she can be accepted.’”


The 23-page suit was filed July 5 and only identifies the girl, her mother, and the boy by initials. The girl is represented by attorney Doug Harpool. The suit seeks unspecified actual and punitive damages.


Defendants specifically named in the suit are the Republic School District, Superintendent Vern Minor, middle school Principal Patricia Mithelavage, counselor Joni Ragain, and school resource officer Robert Duncan.
The school district’s 19-page response was filed July 29.




“Plaintiff’s claims against the District are frivolous, and have no basis in fact or law” said the response, written by the school district’s lawyers Celynda Brasher and Michelle Basi. “Therefore, the District Defendants are entitled to an award of their reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.”
The girl failed and neglected to use reasonable means to protect her self, the response says. Any damages the girl may have sustained, “were as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or conduct of third parties over whom the District Defendants had neither control nor the right to control,” according to the school district response.

luv
08-18-2011, 07:18 AM
“Plaintiff’s claims against the District are frivolous, and have no basis in fact or law” said the response, written by the school district’s lawyers Celynda Brasher and Michelle Basi. “Therefore, the District Defendants are entitled to an award of their reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.”
The girl failed and neglected to use reasonable means to protect herself, the response says. Any damages the girl may have sustained, “were as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or conduct of third parties over whom the District Defendants had neither control nor the right to control,” according to the school district response.

Hmmm. Think I'll do a little research in my spare time today.

tooge
08-18-2011, 07:48 AM
cut the boys cock off. fire the principle and then rape him. give the retard girl lots of money and counceling. all's well

Rain Man
08-18-2011, 07:50 AM
I wish I could buy futures in her legal settlement.
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Cave Johnson
08-18-2011, 07:56 AM
The retarded girl failed to use reasonable means to protect herself? Good luck with that argument.

tooge
08-18-2011, 08:00 AM
Oops, sorry. I used the R word. No offense to all you retarded CP'ers. Oops, I did it again.

Fire Me Boy!
08-18-2011, 08:05 AM
Oops, sorry. I used the R word. No offense to all you retarded CP'ers. Oops, I did it again.

You're a regular Britney Spears here.

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:06 AM
Oops, sorry. I used the R word. No offense to all you retarded CP'ers. Oops, I did it again.

you are going to 'special needs' hell.

Bugeater
08-18-2011, 08:06 AM
The retarded girl failed to use reasonable means to protect herself? Good luck with that argument.
No shit. The lawyers who made that statement are the real retards in this story.

brorth
08-18-2011, 08:09 AM
The retarded girl failed to use reasonable means to protect herself? Good luck with that argument.

Small town in SW MO? The first thing that came to my mind was, "I wonder whose son is this, and what business(es) does dad own in or near Republic, MO?"

Frazod
08-18-2011, 08:10 AM
I wish I could buy futures in her legal settlement.
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Seriously. She'll end up owning the whole fucking town.

luv
08-18-2011, 08:11 AM
Small town in SW MO? The first thing that came to my mind was, "I wonder whose son is this, and what business(es) does dad own in or near Republic, MO?"

Small, but not that small.

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:14 AM
Small, but not that small.

Small town politics for sure. Old blood goes a long long long damn way around here.

Frazod
08-18-2011, 08:19 AM
Just wait until the national media gets ahold of this. Epic shitstorm coming for the people who live in that town. Glad I'm not one of them.

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:22 AM
Just wait until the national media gets ahold of this. Epic shitstorm coming for the people who live in that town. Glad I'm not one of them.

They seem more concerned with the book burnin than child rapes.

Frazod
08-18-2011, 08:25 AM
They seem more concerned with the book burnin than child rapes.

What's the book burning part? Perhaps it's just too early in the morning, but I didn't see that in the story.

gblowfish
08-18-2011, 08:26 AM
Somewhere, Kurt Vonnegut is laughing his ass off...

luv
08-18-2011, 08:28 AM
Small town politics for sure. Old blood goes a long long long damn way around here.

Politics or not, the school shouldn't stand a chance. It's a civil trial, so it's not like you have to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt.

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:28 AM
What's the book burning part? Perhaps it's just too early in the morning, but I didn't see that in the story.

school board banned slaughter house and 20 boy summer.

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:29 AM
Politics or not, the school shouldn't stand a chance. It's a civil trial, so it's not like you have to prove anything beyond a reasonable doubt.

back up and think about the reasons it was swept under the rug in the first place not why i/you/we think the defense would stand a snowballs chance in hades.

Hydrae
08-18-2011, 08:30 AM
A little sdieways of the topic but I never understood suing a school district for large amounts of money. Schools are having enough time with their budgets right now. So if they win a large settlement it will mean other cuts for the school. Basically they are saying that since the school failed to protect my child every other child in town should have a lesser education.

I don't know, just a ramification of these lawsuits that has always bugged me.

luv
08-18-2011, 08:32 AM
back up and think about the reasons it was swept under the rug in the first place not why i/you/we would think the defense would stand a snowballs chance in hades.

Surely, the jury will not be full of politicians or their families. I know it's a small town, but not small enough to where you can't find someone who's not related to a public official.

And there are other towns in Greene county to find jurors that would be clueless to this case.

luv
08-18-2011, 08:34 AM
A little sdieways of the topic but I never understood suing a school district for large amounts of money. Schools are having enough time with their budgets right now. So if they win a large settlement it will mean other cuts for the school. Basically they are saying that since the school failed to protect my child every other child in town should have a lesser education.

I don't know, just a ramification of these lawsuits that has always bugged me.

How else would you propose to hold them accountable?

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:34 AM
Surely, the jury will not be full of politicians or their families. I know it's a small town, but not small enough to where you can't find someone who's not related to a public official.

im gonna punch you. -facepalm-

luv
08-18-2011, 08:38 AM
im gonna punch you. -facepalm-

You seriously think this case will have a different result due to the kid being related to someone? I guess I'm naive. Or I have more faith in common people.

Frazod
08-18-2011, 08:39 AM
How else would you propose to hold them accountable?

Throw the rapist, everybody who looked the other way, and the people who pulled their strings in the general population of a federal prison for a few months. After that, their ideas on rape might alter a bit.

Too bad eye for an eye isn't common practice in this country. God knows crime would drop fairly dramatically if it was.

Hydrae has a point, though. The main people who will pay for this are the other kids.

luv
08-18-2011, 08:40 AM
Throw the rapist, everybody who looked the other way, and the people who pulled their strings in the general population of a federal prison for a few months. After that, their ideas on rape might alter a bit.

Too bad eye for an eye isn't common practice in this country. God knows crime would drop fairly dramatically if it was.

Hydrae has a point, though. The main people who will pay for this are the other kids.

I agree, that's why I asked.

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:40 AM
You seriously think this case will have a different result due to the kid being related to someone? I guess I'm naive. Or I have more faith in common people.

-facepalm- im sayin the raper may have connections and thats why it never came to the light of day until the rape kit came in positive.

Frazod
08-18-2011, 08:43 AM
I agree, that's why I asked.

No good answer. Welcome to modern America. See you in court.

Bugeater
08-18-2011, 08:45 AM
How else would you propose to hold them accountable?
They should all lose their jobs and every fucking thing they own.

luv
08-18-2011, 08:48 AM
-facepalm- im sayin the raper may have connections and thats why it never came to the light of day until the rape kit came in positive.

Would you quit that? I realize this point may be true, but I'm simply saying that my opinion is that this connection will not help the school in a jury trial. That's all.

tooge
08-18-2011, 08:48 AM
I'm sure the rapist kids parents must have had some connections in town. What about the girl. In a town that size, surely her folks would have some as well. To me, this stinks more of a school district simply not wanting any more bad pub for itself

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:48 AM
Would you quit that? I realize this point may be true, but I'm simply saying that my opinion is that this connection will not help the school in a jury trial. That's all.

;)

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:49 AM
I'm sure the rapist kids parents must have had some connections in town. What about the girl. In a town that size, surely her folks would have some as well. To me, this stinks more of a school district simply not wanting any more bad pub for itself

trailer trash tard vs. monied white boy?

Valiant
08-18-2011, 08:50 AM
Why would you want to rape a retarded girl? You would have to be retarded yourself.. well unless it is that kristen stodden girl, I think she might be part retard as is her parents and husband.

luv
08-18-2011, 08:51 AM
;)

:banghead: Boy, don't make me....


:)

Pestilence
08-18-2011, 08:53 AM
I'm surprised the boy wasn't found dead. If that was my daughter.....everyone would pay.

Valiant
08-18-2011, 08:53 AM
ohh. Everyone in that school that did nothing and charged should never teach again.

Valiant
08-18-2011, 08:55 AM
I'm surprised the boy wasn't found dead. If that was my daughter.....everyone would pay.

She needs to envoke pumkinhead..

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 08:56 AM
I'm surprised the boy wasn't found dead. If that was my daughter.....everyone would pay.

Single mom? Id love to know the back story on this case.

luv
08-18-2011, 08:58 AM
Single mom? Id love to know the back story on this case.

Me, too. Typically all of this is public record, but with minors involved....good luck.

But I'm still gonna try.

tooge
08-18-2011, 09:02 AM
trailer trash tard vs. monied white boy?

I'm going to hell for chuckling at that btw

WilliamTheIrish
08-18-2011, 09:04 AM
A little sdieways of the topic but I never understood suing a school district for large amounts of money. Schools are having enough time with their budgets right now. So if they win a large settlement it will mean other cuts for the school. Basically they are saying that since the school failed to protect my child every other child in town should have a lesser education.

I don't know, just a ramification of these lawsuits that has always bugged me.


School districts are insured. The premiums may go up, but that'll be covered by a raise in the property tax.

ForeverChiefs58
08-18-2011, 09:06 AM
How else would you propose to hold them accountable?

Do the schools have insurance?

ForeverChiefs58
08-18-2011, 09:07 AM
School districts are insured. The premiums may go up, but that'll be covered by a raise in the property tax.

Do the schools have insurance?

Bingo. This is where I was going.

philfree
08-18-2011, 09:20 AM
That's awful close to home. I have relatives who go to school in Republic. My cousin's kids.

Gonzo
08-18-2011, 09:33 AM
God dammit....

I just made myself giggle.

You all ready for hell?

"Rapin' Retards" Would be a fucking sweet band name.

If you laughed, hell awaits you.

Mr. Laz
08-18-2011, 09:33 AM
it's all part of God's plan

Hydrae
08-18-2011, 09:40 AM
How else would you propose to hold them accountable?

Sorry for the delayed response, working and all that.

The only thing I can think is that you have to go after the individuals responsible, not the organization. Especially when the organization is a public entity which means you are basically going after your neighbors.

There is no good answer in a case like this. Obviously there was a problem when this second occurrence happened in the library. That is just disgusting. But it is not the fault of every taxpayer in town.

Rain Man
08-18-2011, 09:41 AM
A little sdieways of the topic but I never understood suing a school district for large amounts of money. Schools are having enough time with their budgets right now. So if they win a large settlement it will mean other cuts for the school. Basically they are saying that since the school failed to protect my child every other child in town should have a lesser education.

I don't know, just a ramification of these lawsuits that has always bugged me.

As an aside, my firm had a large contract stolen by a corrupt county employee in Colorado. We won the contract, and then she manipulated the process to give it to her buddies, who came in third out of four bidders and had no idea what they were doing. They then proceeded to do the worst job ever, and appeared to overcharge the county significantly to do it. It was corruption at its worst.

We can sue them, but the challenge is that if/when we win, the crooks there will just write a check from the taxpayers' pockets, and I have a hard time swallowing that. The taxpayers have already been ripped off once, and writing a check on their backs won't fix the problem. So my goal has been to get the crooks fired and get some decent leaders in there.

It's going well so far, but the challenge is that when one crook leaves, one of their crook friends writes them a letter of reference and pays them "settlement money" and then they go out and get another government job at some other unsuspecting agency. They're like roaches.

Hydrae
08-18-2011, 09:42 AM
School districts are insured. The premiums may go up, but that'll be covered by a raise in the property tax.

Right, so everyone in town is held financially responsible for what happened at the school. :spock:

Mr. Laz
08-18-2011, 09:47 AM
A little sdieways of the topic but I never understood suing a school district for large amounts of money. Schools are having enough time with their budgets right now. So if they win a large settlement it will mean other cuts for the school. Basically they are saying that since the school failed to protect my child every other child in town should have a lesser education.

I don't know, just a ramification of these lawsuits that has always bugged me.
I'm sorry, but i detest this attitude. Just hate it. Just like the whole 'Don't fine companies for illegal toxic chemical dumping because they will just pass that financial loss onto customers'.

Bullshit

I seriously doubt you would feel the same if it was your child getting raped in school.

right is right and you do it even if it hurts

Brock
08-18-2011, 09:49 AM
Right, so everyone in town is held financially responsible for what happened at the school. :spock:

So where's the accountability if you don't sue them?

tooge
08-18-2011, 09:51 AM
That's awful close to home. I have relatives who go to school in Republic. My cousin's kids.

any of em rapists or retards?

Hydrae
08-18-2011, 09:58 AM
I'm sorry, but i detest this attitude. Just hate it. Just like the whole 'Don't fine companies for illegal toxic chemical dumping because they will just pass that financial loss onto customers'.

Bullshit

I seriously doubt you would feel the same if it was your child getting raped in school.

right is right and you do it even if it hurts

I have no issue with going after a company. Yes, they will raise thier prices, people will buy from their competitor, they go out of business. No concerns here, this is the price they pay for doing illegal things.

But the school district doesn't have a competitor in the same manner. It literally costs every home owner in that area money. Is that helpful in some manner?

Take out the principal, in the case the librarian, other teachers, councilors, etc. Heck, go after the school board members. But heep the impact to those responsible, not the whole town.

philfree
08-18-2011, 09:58 AM
any of em rapists or retards?

No.

luv
08-18-2011, 09:59 AM
Right, so everyone in town is held financially responsible for what happened at the school. :spock:

The blame is not on the person suing. It is on the school who swept it under the rug, thus allowing it to happen again.

Brock
08-18-2011, 10:02 AM
I have no issue with going after a company. Yes, they will raise thier prices, people will buy from their competitor, they go out of business. No concerns here, this is the price they pay for doing illegal things.

No concern here? Are not innocent employees affected by selfishly suing the corporation?

luv
08-18-2011, 10:04 AM
No concern here? Are not innocent employees affected by selfishly suing the corporation?

Agreed.

Teachers and such are employees of the school district, thus they represent the school. When they do something, the employer has ultimate liability. Because they employees acted on behalf of the school, the school is ultimately responsible.

WilliamTheIrish
08-18-2011, 10:09 AM
Right, so everyone in town is held financially responsible for what happened at the school. :spock:

Yep. And that's how it should be. They conspired to cover up a criminal event that happened more than one time. Or perhaps you missed that. (insert logical smiley)

This should be a criminal case.

ForeverChiefs58
08-18-2011, 10:10 AM
Agreed.

Teachers and such are employees of the school district, thus they represent the school. When they do something, the employer has ultimate liability. Because they employees acted on behalf of the school, the school is ultimately responsible.


This.

stevieray
08-18-2011, 10:12 AM
events like these make my blood boil.

at the very least, a few people need a serious asskicking.

Hydrae
08-18-2011, 10:15 AM
Yep. And that's how it should be. They conspired to cover up a criminal event that happened more than one time. Or perhaps you missed that. (insert logical smiley)

This should be a criminal case.

Sure, I have no problem with that. But you aren't going after a PUBLIC entity with a criminal case. You would be going after the individuals who are actually responsible.

I am surprised that everyone seems to not understand the difference between a public entity and a private company (yes, it could be publicly owned by definition but that is not the same as a governmental, public entity).

But enough, I am not trying to send this to DC and will bow out. I have had my say.

luv
08-18-2011, 10:17 AM
Yep. And that's how it should be. They conspired to cover up a criminal event that happened more than one time. Or perhaps you missed that. (insert logical smiley)

This should be a criminal case.

This is was I thought, too. I wonder if they lacked sufficient evidence for proving such? Much likelier to win a civil case.

ForeverChiefs58
08-18-2011, 10:22 AM
This is was I thought, too. I wonder if they lacked sufficient evidence for proving such? Much likelier to win a civil case.

$$More money$$.

luv
08-18-2011, 10:26 AM
$$More money$$.

Yeah, but civil cases also have a different standard of proof. Much easier to win, I would think.

go bowe
08-18-2011, 10:30 AM
Yeah, but civil cases also have a different standard of proof. Much easier to win, I would think.

much easier, look at oj...

tooge
08-18-2011, 10:31 AM
I have no issue with going after a company. Yes, they will raise thier prices, people will buy from their competitor, they go out of business. No concerns here, this is the price they pay for doing illegal things.

But the school district doesn't have a competitor in the same manner. It literally costs every home owner in that area money. Is that helpful in some manner?

Take out the principal, in the case the librarian, other teachers, councilors, etc. Heck, go after the school board members. But heep the impact to those responsible, not the whole town.

heh, the librarian? Because she didn't see a rape going on in the back of her library while she was updating the card files? "shhhhhhhh on the moaning. People are trying to read"

Iowanian
08-18-2011, 10:31 AM
Is it possible that the school didn't do anything because the girl is functional, and a known liar or had reason to believe she lied?

Cornstock
08-18-2011, 10:37 AM
I second Iowanian. It says the girl is special ed, not retarded. There is a huge difference. Special ed usually means sub-100 IQ and retarded is significantly lower.
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Cave Johnson
08-18-2011, 10:42 AM
Is it possible that the school didn't do anything because the girl is functional, and a known liar or had reason to believe she lied?

That's certainly possible, although the nuts and sluts defense isn't quite as effective against a sp-ed middle schooler.

Hydrae
08-18-2011, 10:49 AM
heh, the librarian? Because she didn't see a rape going on in the back of her library while she was updating the card files? "shhhhhhhh on the moaning. People are trying to read"

Is the librarian not respsonsible for what occurs within the library?

My point is that they should go after the responsible parties, not a governmental institution.

Damn, I said I was done.

Iowanian
08-18-2011, 10:50 AM
WHAT IN THE HEL'N IS GOING ON HERE!? Some republican boys just butt raped.......



I'm not saying my question is a true statement, but it is possible that she isn't suffering from some severe handicap, but is a lower functioning student. Hell, some of my best friends were in classes to receive help in school, but at a beer party or work, you'd never know it.

It's quite possible that there was some deep seeded conspiracy by members of the faculty, school board, administration and community to just allow it, but I find it hard to believe or accept that it would happen. I'm familiar with a local situation that could be similar, except that the girl has brain tumors one minute, cancer the next, and 2 separate rape accusations.

This girl was obviously not believed the first time, enough so that she got into trouble and was removed from the school and written up for filing a false report. It's possible that she doesn't know what in the HEL'N she's talking about and that some republican boy didn't butt rape her son....I mean her.

Something just doesn't add up at first take.

If the boy did it the first time....why in the hell would he risk getting in trouble the second?
What possible motive would the officials have to NOT deal with this appropriately? It's their job to keep the youth safe inside the walls of their school.

Cave Johnson
08-18-2011, 10:54 AM
If the boy did it the first time....why in the hell would he risk getting in trouble the second?

a) he got away with it (she was punished, not him), and b) middle-school boys are probably the dumbest subset of humanity.

What possible motive would the officials have to NOT deal with this appropriately? It's their job to keep the youth safe inside the walls of their school.

Some people aren't good at their jobs.

luv
08-18-2011, 10:56 AM
If the boy did it the first time....why in the hell would he risk getting in trouble the second?
What possible motive would the officials have to NOT deal with this appropriately? It's their job to keep the youth safe inside the walls of their school.

Well, if he did it the first time, he did get away with it, and history proves that no one would believe her if she said anything again. Unlucky for him that she went to her mom instead of school officials the second time, I guess.

And I think the second question is the reason why they're being sued.

WilliamTheIrish
08-18-2011, 11:17 AM
That's certainly possible, although the nuts and sluts defense isn't quite as effective against a sp-ed middle schooler.

Yea, I'm going to say that even in Republic there is a lawyer that would lick his chops to shred that defense.

LiL stumppy
08-18-2011, 11:21 AM
always hated that school.

JD10367
08-18-2011, 11:23 AM
.If the boy did it the first time....why in the hell would he risk getting in trouble the second?

It's like "once you go black, you never go back".

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 11:26 AM
always hated that school.

made me grin.

Pestilence
08-18-2011, 11:28 AM
always hated that school.

Perfect. :D

Bugeater
08-18-2011, 11:43 AM
What possible motive would the officials have to NOT deal with this appropriately?
This is a very good question, and one that has to be considered anytime there is an alleged conspiracy/cover-up.

I doubt there are too many people who would be willing to risk their career, and even possibly their freedom to help out a wealthy friend. And the odds likely get even slimmer when you're talking about finding group of people who are willing to conspire to cover-up such a despicable act.

There probably is more to the story that isn't being told. It doesn't help that the media likes to sensationalize these types of stories, heck my gut instinct after reading it was one of rage as well.

tooge
08-18-2011, 11:48 AM
This exactly Bugeater! I'm guessing the boy was flirty dirty with the tard. Tard liked the attention and let it go on. Boy takes it to the next level. Tard is diggin it until she realizes what is really happening and only wants to stop out of shame. Goes home, thinks about it, and tells mom. Second time, boy tells tard that he really likes her, and tard falls for it. It happens again. Now tard really feels shamed after boy doesn't really pay attention to her at school. Now shit gets real.

tooge
08-18-2011, 11:49 AM
all that and I never used the R word once:)

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 11:50 AM
This exactly Bugeater! I'm guessing the boy was flirty dirty with the tard. Tard liked the attention and let it go on. Boy takes it to the next level. Tard is diggin it until she realizes what is really happening and only wants to stop out of shame. Goes home, thinks about it, and tells mom. Second time, boy tells tard that he really likes her, and tard falls for it. It happens again. Now tard really feels shamed after boy doesn't really pay attention to her at school. Now shit gets real.

from what ive read the library rape was fairly to extremely brutal.

Bugeater
08-18-2011, 11:51 AM
Hmm...I'm not even going to try to speculate what really did/didn't happen. But yeah, the truth is normally somewhere in between what the two sides are saying.

Pants
08-18-2011, 11:54 AM
This exactly Bugeater! I'm guessing the boy was flirty dirty with the tard. Tard liked the attention and let it go on. Boy takes it to the next level. Tard is diggin it until she realizes what is really happening and only wants to stop out of shame. Goes home, thinks about it, and tells mom. Second time, boy tells tard that he really likes her, and tard falls for it. It happens again. Now tard really feels shamed after boy doesn't really pay attention to her at school. Now shit gets real.

Wow...

Brock
08-18-2011, 11:57 AM
This exactly Bugeater! I'm guessing the boy was flirty dirty with the tard. Tard liked the attention and let it go on. Boy takes it to the next level. Tard is diggin it until she realizes what is really happening and only wants to stop out of shame. Goes home, thinks about it, and tells mom. Second time, boy tells tard that he really likes her, and tard falls for it. It happens again. Now tard really feels shamed after boy doesn't really pay attention to her at school. Now shit gets real.

:facepalm:

tooge
08-18-2011, 11:59 AM
that was sarcasm btw. Read my first post on page one if you wanna see how I really feel

Pants
08-18-2011, 12:01 PM
that was sarcasm btw. Read my first post on page one if you wanna see how I really feel

Oh. Good.

Iowanian
08-18-2011, 12:07 PM
from what ive read the library rape was fairly to extremely brutal.


If that is the case, I hope they stake the kid down in a field and let her drive a tractor and disc over him until she's tired of doing it.

Groves
08-18-2011, 12:13 PM
Just wait until the national media gets ahold of this. Epic shitstorm coming for the people who live in that town. Glad I'm not one of them.

Worse than a tornado, maybe. I'm printing "HOPE for REPUBLIC" t-shirts as we speak. $10. Who wants one?

Cave Johnson
08-18-2011, 12:34 PM
Yea, I'm going to say that even in Republic there is a lawyer that would lick his chops to shred that defense.

Their lawyer is from Springfield and is politically connected.

I'm guessing it settles OOC.

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 12:39 PM
If that is the case, I hope they stake the kid down in a field and let her drive a tractor and disc over him until she's tired of doing it.

one pass should do it. short attention span and all......gawd i couldnt help it.:eek:

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 12:41 PM
Their lawyer is from Springfield and is politically connected.

I'm guessing it settles OOC.

yup, county commissioner for a long time.

Cave Johnson
08-18-2011, 12:50 PM
yup, county commissioner for a long time.

Wrong guy.... Coonrod's not a lawyer.

MOhillbilly
08-18-2011, 12:58 PM
Wrong guy.... Coonrod's not a lawyer.


ya i looked it up. old dem. rep.

luv
08-18-2011, 03:48 PM
Story published by ozarksfirst.com (KOLR 10 news) today. Very similar to the OP, but with a few additions.


http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=507727

Republic MO School District Responds to Rape Lawsuit

(Republic, MO) -- A lawsuit filed against a Missouri school district alleges that officials failed to protect a female student from repeated sexual assaults from a male student, and at one point expelled her for reporting the alleged attacks.

A rape examination proved that the girl was telling the truth, and the male student pleaded guilty to charges related to the attack, the suit alleges.

In a response filed in court, the Republic School District in Greene County, Mo., denied the allegations and called the lawsuit "frivolous."

The lawsuit, filed in July, alleges that the girl was a special education student at a Missouri middle school in the 2008-2009 school year when she told officials about harassment, sexual assaults and a rape by a male student.

School officials told her that her story was not credible, and told her mother that she had recanted the story, the suit alleges.

The suit alleges that school officials made the girl write an apology letter and deliver it to the boy -- without consulting with the girl's mother.

She was then expelled for the rest of the school year and reported to juvenile authorities for allegedly filing a false crime report.

She was allowed to come back to school the next year and her mother urged school officials to protect her from the male student. School officials denied the request, the suit alleges.

"During the 2009-2010 school year, (the girl) was terrified that she would be sexually harassed, assaulted , or raped again at school, and was unable to sleep many nights," the suit says.

Though she tried to avoid the boy, she was harassed again. She did not report this because she was scared that school officials would not believe her.

In February 2010, the same boy grabbed her, dragged her to the back of the school library and raped her again, the suit alleges.

"School officials approached (the girl's) claims with the same skepticism as the year before, even going so far as to state that they had 'already been through this,'" the suit states.

The girl's mother took her to a child advocacy center that confirmed that a sexual assault occurred and DNA evidence found in the girl matched the male student, the suit alleges.

The male student was "taken into custody in Juvenile Court and pleaded guilty to charges brought against him," the suit says.

The suit does not state the exact charges the male student allegedly pleaded guilty to.

Despite the results of the test, the girl was suspended from school for what the school called "disrespectful conduct" and "public display of affection," the suit claims.

School officials did not respond to CNN's attempts to get comments, but the school district released a statement on its website.

"It is important to remember that the allegations in a lawsuit are just that -- allegations. The district has filed an answer denying the allegations," part of the statement said. "The district cannot discuss confidential student matters and does not comment on pending litigation."

The lawsuit seeks punitive damages, but did not state a specific dollar amount being sought.


(CNN contributed to this article)

luv
08-18-2011, 03:51 PM
Looks like the school expelled her again after the second incident, as well.

gblowfish
08-18-2011, 04:03 PM
Man, her family is going to OWN the school district after that lawsuit is settled.

Detoxing
08-18-2011, 04:28 PM
Man, her family is going to OWN the school district after that lawsuit is settled.

So...they're going to rape the district like that boy raped their daughter?

kysirsoze
08-18-2011, 04:47 PM
Despite the results of the test, the girl was suspended from school for what the school called "disrespectful conduct" and "public display of affection," the suit claims.


JFC

Extra Point
08-18-2011, 05:41 PM
Oops, sorry. I used the R word. No offense to all you retarded CP'ers. Oops, I did it again.

It's okay. A fucktard was the bully in this case.

Iowanian
08-18-2011, 06:14 PM
Based on that story, and his confession....I'd say the school absolutely has some liability. Holy shit, what incompetence.

philfree
08-18-2011, 08:05 PM
Wrong guy.... Coonrod's not a lawyer.

Coonrods a POS. Muther fucker was going to let them(the county) cut down my tree. They cut down some trees along there but not mine. He said I could palnt a new one to replace it. How do you replace a 60 + year old oak tree? What a little prick.

luv
08-19-2011, 02:51 PM
COMPLAINT

http://www.news-leader.com/assets/pdf/DO178200816.PDF

ANSWER

http://media.trb.com/media/acrobat/2011-08/272117500-18144207.pdf

luv
08-19-2011, 02:58 PM
There's going to be a protest outside of the old middle school (5pm), as well as city hall on Monday evening (7pm). They're asking for the termination or forced resignation of the superintendent, principal, counselor, and any school official involved in the handling of the "incident". Multiple local news affiliates will be present covering it.

Also, the protest in front of the old middle school is also for the book banning. Thought I'd mention it, since it was mentioned in the title of the thread...lol.

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=260085687344735

Cave Johnson
07-02-2012, 01:08 PM
Btw, this case settled for $180K, which shocked me. My understanding is that these types of cases usually go for at least mid-high six figures.

http://www.newstribune.com/news/2012/jun/15/republic-schools-pay-185000-settlement/

gblowfish
07-02-2012, 01:11 PM
Btw, this case settled for $180K, which shocked me. My understanding is that these types of cases usually go for at least mid-high six figures.

http://www.newstribune.com/news/2012/jun/15/republic-schools-pay-185000-settlement/

Well, in all fairness, that'll buy at least three brand new Camaros!

Mr. Laz
07-02-2012, 01:14 PM
Btw, this case settled for $180K, which shocked me. My understanding is that these types of cases usually go for at least mid-high six figures.

http://www.newstribune.com/news/2012/jun/15/republic-schools-pay-185000-settlement/
wow ... seems cheap to me.

Cave Johnson
07-02-2012, 01:17 PM
wow ... seems cheap to me.

Maybe some combo of underinsured/undercapitalized school district and really forgiving parents.

Mr. Laz
07-02-2012, 01:21 PM
Maybe some combo of underinsured/undercapitalized school district and really forgiving parents.

yea or "a special education student"

Cave Johnson
07-02-2012, 01:23 PM
yea or "a special education student"

I was actually wondering whether rape would be as traumatic to a special ed kid as one of normal intelligence.

I came down on probably.

Mr. Laz
07-02-2012, 01:26 PM
I was actually wondering whether rape would be as traumatic to a special ed kid as one of normal intelligence.

I came down on probably.

i have no idea about the effects special ed vrs none but you know it was mentioned throughout the process

stonedstooge
07-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Btw, this case settled for $180K, which shocked me. My understanding is that these types of cases usually go for at least mid-high six figures.

http://www.newstribune.com/news/2012/jun/15/republic-schools-pay-185000-settlement/

Attornies raped the parents for over $60 grand of the settlement

Cave Johnson
07-02-2012, 01:37 PM
i have no idea about the effects special ed vrs none but you know it was mentioned throughout the process

That'd make it worse, from my point of view. A special needs student is presumably less able to protect themselves in this situation and in greater need of protection from the school district.

Cave Johnson
07-02-2012, 01:38 PM
Attornies raped the parents for over $60 grand of the settlement

I'm gonna let that one go, in light of you being a John Prine fan. ;)

stonedstooge
07-02-2012, 01:40 PM
I'm gonna let that one go, in light of you being a John Prine fan. ;)

ROFL

BigRedChief
07-04-2012, 08:35 AM
Btw, this case settled for $180K, which shocked me. My understanding is that these types of cases usually go for at least mid-high six figures.

http://www.newstribune.com/news/2012/jun/15/republic-schools-pay-185000-settlement/OMG that is such a travesty. :shake:

That makes no sense. They had CNN sniffing around. If the facts in the article are true, they deserve millions and someone should have went to jail. The court system and the threat of lawsuits is the last defense we have against those who have power using that power to cover up their crimes.

By this family settling they are telling every other school district is cheaper to cover up a horrible event than come clean.

Tombstone RJ
07-04-2012, 08:49 AM
http://www.news-leader.com/article/20110816/NEWS12/110816008/Lawsuit-filed-against-Republic-School-District-over-rape-claim

A lawsuit filed against the Republic School District alleges school officials failed to protect a middle school girl from a male classmate who harassed her, sexually assaulted her, and raped her.In its written response, the school district denies all allegations in the suit and calls the claims frivolous.
The suit, filed July 5, alleges when the girl — a special education student — told officials about the harassment, assault and rape that occurred during the 2008-09 school year, they told her they did not believe her. She recanted.
The suit also alleges that, without seeking her mother’s permission, school officials forced the girl to write a letter of apology to the boy and personally deliver it to him. She was then expelled for the rest of the 2008-2009 school year and referred to juvenile authorities for filing a false report.
“School Officials, although mandatory reporters under Missouri’s Child Abuse Reporting Law, failed to report [the girl’s] complaints to the Division of Family Services or to Greene County Juvenile Authorities,” the suit says.


In 2009-10, the girl was allowed back in school, and the boy continued to harass and assault her, the suit says. She did not tell school officials because she was afraid she would be accused of lying and kicked out of school.
In February 2010, the boy allegedly forcibly raped the girl again, this time in the back of the school library. While school officials allegedly expressed skepticism of the girl, her mother took her to the Child Advocacy Center and an exam showed a sexual assault had occurred. DNA in semen found on the girl matched the DNA of the boy she accused, the suit says.


The boy was taken into custody in Juvenile Court and pleaded guilty to charges, the suit says. The specific charges are not stated in the suit.


“School Officials acted recklessly in conscious disregard of and with deliberate indifference to the risk of [the girl’s] safety by failing to conduct an investigation into her allegations of rape and sexual assault, by suspending her from school, and by failing to provide her with any protection from her rapist,” the suit says.


The suit alleges that when school officials interviewed the girl in 2008-09, they failed to even look at her own school file, which included a psychological report “which clearly indicated that [the girl] was conflict adverse, behaviorally passive and ‘would forego her own needs and wishes to satisfy the request of others around so she can be accepted.’”


The 23-page suit was filed July 5 and only identifies the girl, her mother, and the boy by initials. The girl is represented by attorney Doug Harpool. The suit seeks unspecified actual and punitive damages.


Defendants specifically named in the suit are the Republic School District, Superintendent Vern Minor, middle school Principal Patricia Mithelavage, counselor Joni Ragain, and school resource officer Robert Duncan.
The school district’s 19-page response was filed July 29.




“Plaintiff’s claims against the District are frivolous, and have no basis in fact or law” said the response, written by the school district’s lawyers Celynda Brasher and Michelle Basi. “Therefore, the District Defendants are entitled to an award of their reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.”
The girl failed and neglected to use reasonable means to protect her self, the response says. Any damages the girl may have sustained, “were as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or conduct of third parties over whom the District Defendants had neither control nor the right to control,” according to the school district response.

:clap:

so now it's all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ I'm sure mom will feel much better with about $10m or so from the tax payers.

As for this whole situation, I do feel extremely bad for the girl and the boy should be punished accordingly. Also, the boy's parents SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE TOO. If you want justice people, hold the parents responsible for the actions of their kids.

Tombstone RJ
07-04-2012, 08:56 AM
How else would you propose to hold them accountable?

how about prosecuting the boy's parents?? How about holding the people most responsible for his actions accountable?

but hell no, not in 'merica. Nope, let's not use logic. Instead, lets sue the entire school district for the actions of one sick boy and the mistakes of a few school employees.

heres the solution: fire the employees and sue the parents of the boy. Send the boy off to juvy jail and make the dumbass parents pay restitution.

BigRedChief
07-04-2012, 09:00 AM
:clap:

so now it's all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ I'm sure mom will feel much better with about $10m or so from the tax payers.

As for this whole situation, I do feel extremely bad for the girl and the boy should be punished accordingly. Also, the boy's parents SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE TOO. If you want justice people, hold the parents responsible for the actions of their kids.Did you not read the settlement? They got $120K, thats it. The taxpayers should have been soaked and someone should have been fired and someone should have went to jail.

The school district covered it up. The parents went to the school district for protection, help with the kid. The kid pled guilty in juvinille court. It really happened.

Tombstone RJ
07-04-2012, 09:04 AM
Did you not read the settlement? They got $120K, thats it. The taxpayers should have been soaked and someone should have been fired and someone should have went to jail.

The school district covered it up. The parents went to the school district for protection, help with the kid. The kid pled guilty in juvinille court. It really happened.

The taxpayers shouldn't have to pay anything. The parents of the boy should have to pay yes, and a lot more than $120k, my argument still stands.

The parents should be held responsible, the boy should be punished, the school employees should be fired.

BigRedChief
07-04-2012, 09:08 AM
The taxpayers shouldn't have to pay anything. The parents of the boy should have to pay yes, and a lot more than $120k, my argument still stands.

The parents should be held responsible, the boy should be punished, the school employees should be fired.So the school district covering up the crime. Expelling the girl for making false claims. Making her write an apology letter to the boy without the parents knowledge. Getting raped again and not believed again. Thats all okay in your view?

In what world are you living in? The school district covered up a crime. Thats not okay on any level.

Dave Lane
07-04-2012, 09:32 AM
So the school district covering up the crime. Expelling the girl for making false claims. Making her write an apology letter to the boy without the parents knowledge. Getting raped again and not believed again. Thats all okay in your view?

In what world are you living in? The school district covered up a crime. Thats not okay on any level.

He's a browncow fan what do you really expect.

Tombstone RJ
07-04-2012, 10:16 AM
So the school district covering up the crime. Expelling the girl for making false claims. Making her write an apology letter to the boy without the parents knowledge. Getting raped again and not believed again. Thats all okay in your view?

In what world are you living in? The school district covered up a crime. Thats not okay on any level.

I'm saying those who made these decisions should be fired and if the the girls parents want to bring a civil suit against them too great. I'm saying the entire school district which is funded by taxpayers should not be responsible for the restitution to the girl and her mom. That's my point.

If the school district covered it up, bring those individuals directly involved to justice. Suing the entire school district takes money away from the public schools which in turn punishes everyone, all the other kids, all the other teachers and administrators.

Jiu Jitsu Jon
07-07-2012, 10:45 PM
The perpetrator probably played football or basketball. In Republic, that's all that matters.

To hell with that slow chick, WE NEEDZ 2 WIN TEH COC NIG-GAH!

FWIW, Al Bundy, that's the mindset of Republic. If you had grown up in that area, you would know that.

milkman
07-07-2012, 11:14 PM
I'm saying those who made these decisions should be fired and if the the girls parents want to bring a civil suit against them too great. I'm saying the entire school district which is funded by taxpayers should not be responsible for the restitution to the girl and her mom. That's my point.

If the school district covered it up, bring those individuals directly involved to justice. Suing the entire school district takes money away from the public schools which in turn punishes everyone, all the other kids, all the other teachers and administrators.

Did the parents not attempt to teach the boy right from wrong?