Doe v. St. Francis School District

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
School Law
Case Number: 
No. 12-1039
Decision Date: 
September 10, 2012
Federal District: 
E.D. Wisc.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant-public school district's motion for summary judgment in Title IX action alleging that defendant failed to prevent one of its female teachers from sexually abusing plaintiff-14-year-old male student. While defendant conceded misconduct on part of teacher, such evidence was insufficient by itself to make defendant liable since neither school's principal or superintendent was aware of any relationship before it culminated in incident in which student visited teacher's apartment and engaged in kissing and petting. Fact that other teachers suspected existence of improper relationship between plaintiff and teacher did not require different result where teacher denied existence of relationship after superintendent confronted teacher about said suspicion.