Apr 2, 2010 6:39 AM by Letitia Walker

Update: Lafayette Sex Assault Case

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed to

hear an appeal in a lawsuit against the Lafayette Parish School

Board over a middle school student's alleged sexual assault in


The girl's family sued the school board after she reported being

assaulted while walking home from school after detention. Her

lawsuit claims she was told she couldn't ride a bus available for

students who stayed late for extracurricular activities.

The Supreme Court will hear the case on May 11.

After a lower court sided with the school board, a state appeals

court ruled in the girl's favor and awarded her family more than


The school board has questioned whether the girl was assaulted.

Nobody has been charged with the crime.


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