A mentally disabled girl claimed that she was suspended by school officials after she reported being gang raped by male students.
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A mentally disabled teenage girl was suspended by Brooklyn officials of the school in 2016 after she reported being raped by a group of male students, according to a federal lawsuit.
The suit, obtained by the Daily News, states of the girl, 15, who asked not to be identified, has an IQ of 71 and had no disciplinary record at the Teachers Preparatory high School, when she was suspended after the report of a group of male students forced her to oral sex.
The alleged incident Feb. 5, 2016, when the girl was surrounded by seven male students during a walk in one of the school corridors on the way to an appointment with a teacher, the suit stated. One of the students allegedly grabbed her by the arm and pulled her into a stairwell, where she was forced into oral sex on two of the students.
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The girl told school officials about the alleged assault six days later — but she was suspended after a 24-hour investigation of the “engaging in sexual activity at school” as officials determined the interaction was consensual, according to the lawsuit.
“My client is a 15 year old girl of color on public assistance with a severe developmental disability who was gang raped at her Brooklyn school, and then suspended for it,” said Carrie Goldberg, the lawyer who the girl is.
It was not immediately clear if any of the male students allegedly involved were suspended. One of the students was arrested and accused of “sexual misconduct and sexual assault” but it was not clear whether he was tried, found guilty or convicted of the case is sealed.
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The Daily News reported officials eventually reversed the suspension,” but the girl said she remained traumatized by the incident. The suit claimed the girl suffers from anger problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, hair loss, anxiety and inability to sleep.
The officials of the School not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.