LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A mother who claims
her daughter was sexually assaulted on a Jefferson County Public School bus
filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday.
According to the
lawsuit, a 7th grade student who attended Lassiter Middle School was
on JCPS bus number 0035 when the assault took place on March 20, 2012.
The lawsuit states six
other students on the bus held the 7th grade student down, covered
her eyes, tore her clothing and forcefully assaulted her.
The mother of the
student filed the suit against the driver of the bus, Larry Geary, Lassiter
Middle School Principal, Jonathan Cesler, Lassiter Middle School Vice
Principal, Kevin Peak, and the principal of Western High School, Michael Newman,
where she claims her daughter was eventually assigned to attend with one of her
Prior to the alleged attack
the lawsuit states one of the minors accused in the assault was with other
minors in January 2012 when her daughter was pushed to the ground, kicked and
had her cell phone stolen at her bus stop. The lawsuit states the mother made Cesler
and Peak aware of the bus stop incident as asked them to protect her daughter.
Geary, Cesler, Peak
and Newman are being sued for negligent supervision. The girl's alleged
attackers are being sued for battery.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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