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Student sues Kanawha school board over alleged sexual assault, harassment by G.W. classmate


By Carrie Bradon | Apr 4, 2019

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CHARLESTON — A minor student is suing the Kanawha County Board of Education, claiming she was sexually assaulted, harassed and intimidated by another student on school grounds.

S.D. a minor, by and through her parent and next friend Jadrienne Daniels filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against school board, George Aulenbacker, Brad Marano and John and Jane Doe. S.D. was a student at George Washington High School in Charleston.

The suit states the plaintiff was a victim of sexual assault and battery on Jan. 29, 2018 by an individual who came behind her and forcefully grabbed her private area. The student who assaulted the plaintiff was allowed to return to school on Feb. 1, 2018, when the student threatened to repeat the attack and scared the plaintiff again, publicly embarrassing her in the hallway.

The defendant is accused of negligence, recklessness and liability,

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs and trial by jury. The plaintiff is represented by Jospeh Spano Jr of Pritt & Spano PLLC in Charleston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Tod Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 19-C-173

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