"The jury's December decision, recently upheld by a judge, found London's Thames Valley District School Board, which oversees the high school where the assault took place, fell short after the 2009 incident. They awarded the family $156,000 for damages suffered.
The civil case focused on how a school ought to respond to a sexual assault.
"The feeling I got from the school is they wanted to sweep it under the carpet," the woman's mother told the Star in an interview.
It also brought up several issues around how schools should be supervising and protecting students, particularly when vulnerable groups are involved. The male student in the case is diagnosed with a disability that typically involves misreading social cues and the female functions at a level of a young child. They were in a class for students with special needs..."
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