CHICAGO (CBS) — A lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court blames Chicago school officials for negligence, after a 12-year-old girl was repeatedly sexually abused by classmates.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports, the father of the girl, referred to in court paperwork only as Jane Doe, filed the lawsuit Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The girl was lured into a closet by two classmates at the Pullman Elementary School, 11311 S. Forrestville Ave., and sexually assaulted on several different occasions, the newspaper reported.
The lawsuit seeks more than $100,000 in damages from the Chicago Board of Education and school officials, claiming that they failed to live up to their duty to protect her, the newspaper reported.
In response to the lawsuit, Mayor’s Office spokeswoman on education issues Melissa Stratton told CBS 2: “We are taking this seriously. The Board of Education will have something to say once they have reviewed the lawsuit.”
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Michele Fiore reports