ALHAMBRA (CBS) — The Alhambra Unified School District failed to prevent a 6-year-old special needs student from being “sexually assaulted” by other students during school hours, according to a claim filed by a Ramona Elementary School parent.
A claim filed against the district on July 2 alleges the girl, a student at Ramona’s Special Day Class, was forced by other students to perform sexual acts in the bathroom during lunch and recess, the Pasadena Star-News reported.
The claim asks payment for the “mental, emotional and physical damages” and expenses of more than $1 million. The claim also says district staff and administrators should have taken action to stop the alleged activities, according to the Star-News.
The claim says the girl was diagnosed with a skin infection, after she complained of vaginal pain, allegedly the result of “sexual assaults” at school. The girl’s mother claims another parent told her that her special needs son had also been “a victim” of what she called “the married game,” in which students forced others to “perform sexual acts” in the bathroom, the newspaper reported.
The claim was rejected by Alhambra Unified School District board members at its July 17 meeting.
A police report was filed on April 30 regarding the incident.