The parents of a former student have filed a federal lawsuit against a western Montana school district, claiming school officials did not protect their daughter from being sexually harassed and assaulted by a teacher.
The Missoulian reports the lawsuit against the Frenchtown School District also claims officials did not take adequate action to protect students after it received a complaint years earlier against the same teacher.
The teacher Troy Bashor pleaded not guilty in October to a misdemeanor sexual assault charge.
District officials told the newspaper on Wednesday that they did not receive a copy of the lawsuit and declined to comment.
District officials say Bashor is still on paid administrative leave.
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