A Kentucky mom is taking legal action after she says her special needs daughter was “brutally” raped by another student when left unsupervised.

Audrey Martin has filed a lawsuit against a special needs teacher and the assistant principal of Ballard High School in Louisville, claiming negligence led to her daughter’s attack, WDRB reports.

The lawsuit, filed on Thursday, states that last February, two school employees were supposed to escort her daughter from the bus to a classroom with supervision but failed to do so.

The 16-year-old, who has “a significant intellectual impairment,” then started wandering through the school, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

That’s when a male student allegedly spotted the girl and brought her to “an empty area of the school, where he raped her.”

The mom was only told her daughter was “attacked” and that the school district could not keep an eye on all students, Nick Naiser, the family’s attorney, said.

He told WDRB:

“We think that when folks don’t do their job, they should be held accountable because it is the most important job of the public school system to keep our kids safe.”

He added:

“It boggles my mind. More importantly, it boggles the family’s mind how something like this is allowed to happened. And then why something like this happens to other kids as well and why it doesn’t seem, from their perspective, anything’s being done about.”

A rape kit was taken after the incident and Louisville Metro Police Department are continuing to investigate. However, no arrests have been made in the case.

Martin has since transferred her daughter out of the school.

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4 Replies to “Mom Says Special Needs Daughter Was Raped by Student When School Staff Left Her Unsupervised”

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    Who ever raped her needs to be arrested but I’m wondering how special needs she is like Forrest Gump or worse , I can hear the defense lawyer claim she consented etc sick as that may sound ,I do hope they get Justice for her .

  • Deborah 1 year ago

    When the rape kit is processed all males in that school need to submit a sample!! Then you get that male and sue him and his family to high heaven. Continue suing the school and the teacher and other adult!! Good luck

    • Pat 1 year ago

      Yep I agree. There should be security cameras in the school. Also file charges with their state board of education. It is the job of teacher & the aides in the clasroom to follow policy. If there is no policy; I as a parent would most certainly fight to make sure.

  • Michael Bankston 1 year ago

    How in the world could something like this happen on school property during school hours?

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