“You let him do this? Why didn’t you stop him? Come over here and let me touch the front of your trousers,” the mother said to the teacher, who said no.
“Does that seem inappropriate to you? Why don’t you go and pull on Mrs. [Counselor]’s bra right now. See how fun it is for her,” she added.
The mother eventually reported the incident to the school’s superintendent, but did not press charges against the boy.
Instead, the school placed the boy in another class, away from the girl.
“I hope nothing like this ever happens again, not only to [my daughter], but to any other girl at this school,” the mother said to the school officials.
It’s not the first time schools — from high schools to colleges — have minimized sexual assault.
“When it comes to sexual assault and rape, the norm for universities and colleges is to downplay the situation and the numbers,” said researcher Corey Rayburn Yung, JD, a law professor at the University of Kansas, Science Daily reports. “The result is students at many universities continue to be attacked and victimized, and punishment isn’t meted out to the rapists and sexual assaulters.”