KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A former student in Johnson County's Blue Valley School District has refiled a lawsuit alleging students tormented him because they thought he was gay and staff failed to protect him.
The plaintiff is seeking $75,000 in the sexual harassment lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas. The case was first filed in 2010 and voluntarily dismissed in February.
Blue Valley spokeswoman Kristi McNerlin says the district only learned of the lawsuit Thursday and doesn't comment on pending litigation.
The former student says he was harassed while in middle school and high school from 2003 to 2010. He says male students slapped him on the bottom, pulled down his pants and harassed him in the locker room shower.
He says students also kicked, punched and hit him.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Kansas Neighborhood News
Like any city, Lawrence stands to lose a lot of if a tornado tears through. Now, city officials are working to improve their emergency plans to avoid a disaster like the one in Moore, Okla.