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Outrageous Complaint Against School District

DAYTON, Ohio (CN) - After two high school boys raped a girl on campus, the school suspended her for three days, while the boys' only punishment was to be kicked out of drama club, the girl's parent claim in Federal Court.

The minor girl, J.G., and her parents sued the two alleged rapists, J.W. and D.W., their parents, the Trotwood-Madison City School District and several school officials, including D.H., a teacher.

"On the afternoon of November 16, 2011, while waiting for drama club to begin, J.G. was sexually assaulted and raped by J.W. and D.W. in a storage closet at Trotwood-Madison High School," the complaint states.

"After being attacked, J.G. reported the events to D.H. who was overseeing the drama club practice in the auditorium where the attack took place.

"D.H. drove J.G. home and failed to alert her parents that J.G. had been attacked at school.

"D.H. failed to immediately report the attack on J.G. to the public children's services agency or the police department."

The family claims that D.H. told only defendant Terry Logan, the school principal. They says that Logan "failed to appropriately discipline J.W. and G.W., removing them from their drama club but allowing them to remain on their sports teams."

Yet, "J.G. was suspended from school for three days following the attack."

J.G. seeks punitive damages for rape, assault and battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, failure to report child abuse and due process violations.

She says she was "subjected to harassment, embarrassment, bullying and ridicule by classmates for weeks following the attack," and has been "forced to seek medical and psychological treatment for her injuries."

The family is represented by Richard Boucher, of Dayton.

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