ACLU Nebraska is calling for action from Crete High School after the school allegedly took no action to help a student that reported a problem with a school volunteer.
The school permitted a 52-year-old man, currently awaiting trial for
first degree sexual assault of a Crete High School student, to volunteer at the school. It was at the school when his
alleged victim saw him.
She says she immediately reported the problem to the school's principal,
Tim Conway. She says the principal told her she would just have to
deal with it.
"ACLU Nebraska is extremely concerned that a school administrator
would be so insensitive to the concerns of a young woman reporting a crime,"
said ACLU Nebraska Legal Director Amy Miller. "Crete failed to help this
young woman. When she reported to the principal, the law says the school should
have immediately taken her report seriously and helped her."
ACLU has written to the school superintendent, the Crete school
board and the Nebraska Department of Education asking for immediate remedial
Miller said, "The school needs to ensure this will never happen
again. Whether it's training for staff, education for the students, or
new policies to require taking all reports of assault seriously, Crete needs to
step up to the plate. Right now."