School sex complaints to federal agency rise _ and languish
May 14, 2017
HOUSTON (AP) — Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston's prestigious performing arts high school, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15-year-old daughter's claim of a classroom sex assault.
It had been four months since the girl reported being attacked by another student. School district police had been notified, but administrators said they could do nothing else to protect her from the boy, who was still in school.
Frustrated, Itza, a teacher in the district, scoured the internet for help and landed on the website of the U.S....