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February 6, 2015 at 3:47 PM

5 Juanita High students charged with attempted rape of classmate

Five Juanita High School students have been charged with second-degree attempted rape in an attack on a special-education student. The five students are accused of participating in a bullying incident that occurred in a student locker room of the Kirkland school on Oct. 22, 2014, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The five, who are 14…

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October 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Police investigating reported sexual assault at Juanita High

Four underclassmen at Juanita High School were arrested and “emergency expelled” from the school Thursday while Kirkland police investigate a reported sexual assault of an 18-year-old, male student in the school locker room. KING5 has identified the victim as a special-education student and says the younger students were jabbing him with a broom. According to a news release…

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October 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Bainbridge school district loses bullying lawsuit

The Associated Press BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — A Kitsap Superior Court judge has ordered the Bainbridge Island School District to pay $300,000 in damages for failing to protect a disabled child from bullying and sexual harassment. Retired Judge Terrence Carroll ruled on Thursday the district was negligent in protecting a then 14-year-old student at Bainbridge High School. The…

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September 7, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Take bullying more seriously, parents tell Peninsula School Board members

Parents of a Gig Harbor middle school student whose bullying was captured on video last year asked the Peninsula School Board last night to take the matter more seriously, according to The News Tribune. Randy and Karla Kinney told board members that teacher John Rosi’s discipline — reassignment and 10 days suspension without pay at…

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January 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Bullied student reaches $100,000 settlement with Aberdeen schools

The Aberdeen School District has agreed to pay $100,000 to a former student who said he endured severe and persistent harassment throughout junior high and high school and that school officials were made aware of it but did nothing to end it. The district reached the settlement with Russell Dickerson III, now 20, who is African…

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