Shawnee Mission district to settle sexual assault lawsuit

September 11, 2019 - 8:52 pm

The Shawnee Mission School District will settle a lawsuit that alleged school officials didn't act when a student was repeatedly accused of sexual offenses before he assaulted a student in a middle school classroom.

The amount of the settlement was not disclosed.

The lawsuit claimed an eighth-grade student at Westridge Middle School was accused of making unwanted advances toward three students before he assaulted a female student in 2017.

The district says in court documents that it was investigating the reports of unwanted advances when it learned about 2017 assault.

The student was expelled in March 2017 and the school resource officer filed a police report that month.

The boy was convicted in December 2017 of three counts of battery and one count of aggravated liberties with a child.

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