Republic School District superintendent Vern Minor
The Republic School District of southwestern Missouri expelled a 7th-grade special education student because they didn't believe her when she told adults at her school that a Classmate raped her. School officials forced her to apologize to him, then kicked her out of school for Lying. She was allowed back to school the following year, and the same boy raped her again in the school Library, according to a lawsuit filed on her behalf.
From the Springfield News-Leader, the local newspaper that broke the story today:
The suit, filed July 5, alleges when the girl -- a special education student -- told officials about the Harassment, assault and rape that occurred during the 2008-09 school year, they told her they did not BELIEVE her. She recanted. The suit also alleges that, without seeking her mother's permission…