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Resource ID: #16278
Subject: Schools
Source: WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, La.)
Date: Nov. 4-5, 9, 1999



WBRZ-TV reports about "student-on-student sexual misconduct at the Louisiana School for the Deaf in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Major findings ... include dozens of confirmed cases of student-on-student sexual misconduct ranging from inappropriate touching to repeated gang rape from 1989 to 1999... Inadequate supervision for the 256 students living in the school's six dorms... Inadequate training and pay for the 68 dorm monitors entrusted with student care... More than a million dollars in legal costs and legal settlements stemming from such incidents since 1989.. Administrative reticence to recognize and solve a problem..."

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