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Baraboo School District settles suit over harassment of student

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Sep 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-20 19:05:24-04

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has settled a lawsuit brought by one of its former students who said the district ignored years of complaints by her and her mother about multiple sexual assaults and a pattern of racial discrimination.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the Baraboo School District agreed to pay 18-year-old Dasia Banks and her legal team $862,500. A Baraboo School District spokesperson declined to comment beyond confirming “the matter has been resolved.”

The lawsuit filed in early 2020 outlined a pattern of racist taunts and harassment directed at Banks by other students. The suit says that during her freshman year she was sexually assaulted by a boy who staff knew had a history of harassing and abusing other students.

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