A lawsuit filed against the Republic School District alleges school officials failed to protect a middle school girl from a male classmate who harassed her, sexually assaulted her, and raped her, News-Leader.com reports. In its written response, the school district denies all allegations in the suit and calls the claims frivolous. 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…

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