Here’s another horror story of a brutal rape at public school. This is why I choose to home school my daughter. It’s a dangerous world and our kids need protection. This public school was clearly negligent and should pay dearly for what happened to this young girl.
A West Virginia family’s 13-year-old daughter was allegedly gang raped after school at the Mount Hope Middle School back in September 2011. The brutal assault would not have happened had the staff been more cooperative and understanding and less negligent. The girl, identified as B.E., claims that the Fayette County school board, the state Department of Education and school officials did not provide enough supervision around the school.
The girl had to stay after school to collect uniforms for her school cheerleading squad from the coach, Linda Nevi, who took too long to gather the uniforms, which made the girl miss her school bus. After realizing that she had missed the bus, B.E. went to the school’s office and asked to use the school phone to call her parents and get a ride home. School office workers refused to let her use the phone, so she went outside the gymnasium to borrow a friend’s cell phone. B.E. called her parents from the borrowed phone to tell them she would ride home with her friend’s parents when they came to pick him up after basketball practice. Hoping to wait in the office, the girl went back to the room to find it closed, and the staff gone.
After returning to the gymnasium to wait inside for her ride, Bo Morrison, the basketball coach, allegedly told the girl that she was not allowed to wait inside during practice. While sitting outside the gymnasium, the girl was confronted by several male Mount Hope High School student athletes; The student athletes forced her to a room commonly used by students at Mount Hope High School to engage in sexual acts; In this room, the student athletes raped and physically and sexually assaulted the young girls while another female juvenile was looking on. When the assault ended, B.E. returned to the gymnasium with the female juvenile to wait for the friend she was originally going to ride home with and his parents.
The family has filed a lawsuit and seeks a court order that would force the school to impose policies to protect students and “compensatory and punitive damages for negligent supervision, negligence, willful, wanton and reckless conduct, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and violation of Title IX.”