A mother asked for advice about her daughter suffering literal and repeated s*xual assault at the school in a horrifying thread on Reddit’s r/LegalAdvice sub. The advice she received was truly great, but the real question here is how a situation like this even takes place in 2018?
The unnamed mother described her 17-year-old daughter’s condition at her unnamed school in Wisconsin.
According to hundreds of comments in the thread, the only good news is that the mom’s legal options are perfectly clear: the principal is a mandated reporter, and the mom’s next step is to file a police report for s*xual assault and go to the school board with complaints about the principal’s reaction.
This news could not be more touching, as it comes at a moment at Brett Kavanaugh’s ongoing Supreme Court confirmation hearings among multiple allegations of s*xual assault, and Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing.
Women are finally becoming more encouraged to come forward, but the treatment they face when they do, like by this principal, shows just how far we still have to go.