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Willow Grove, PA - 14-Year-Old Girl Raped in Bathroom of Upper Moreland High School By Classmate

Willow Grove, PA - 14 Year Old Girl Raped in Bathroom of Upper Moreland High School By Classmate
Published: December 21, 2021
By: Darla Medina
Last Updated on December 21, 2021

Student Sexually Assaulted in High School Bathroom

NBC 10 has reported that a student was raped in a bathroom at the Upper Moreland High School located at 3000 Terwood Rd, Willow Grove, PA 19090. 

On November 15, 2021, a 14-year-old girl was forced into a bathroom and raped by another classmate at the high school. Her father reported that she did go to the hospital to make a rape kit. 

The incident is being investigated by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and the police. The school has reported that the suspected student has not been present at school since the incident was reported.

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Can a School Be Liable For Sexual Assault on the Campus?

Attorney contributor Guy D'Andrea has kindly provided commentary regarding victims sexually assaulted on school campuses. Brian has shared his insight highlighting the legal guidelines allowing a high school to be held liable for sexual assault.

"Students attend school intending to learn in a safe environment. Safety measures, such as security surveillance, should be implemented and used to ensure the students' well-being. If a high school fails to maintain sufficient level security and a student is abused on the campus, the school could be held liable for its negligence."

"Families of victims sexually assaulted on a high school campus should look at all legal options following the abuse. If the security and protection of the students is not a priority for the school, instances of abuse and other crimes are allowed to take place. If a student remains enrolled despite previous reports of misconduct, a school could be considered liable in a lawsuit. Institutions must always act with their students' welfare in mind, protecting them to the best of their ability. If their actions are deficient, the victim could have a valid case for a civil lawsuit against the school."


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