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Feds go after Nashville school: Case of sexual assault upon autistic 9-year-old while on bus

March 3rd, 2010 12:00 am by Chris Echegaray, The Tennessean

According to The Tennessean, a federal trial stemming from the sexual assault of a 9-year-old boy with autism by a 19-year-old student on a school bus centers on whether the special-needs school knew the risks of having the attacker on the bus.

Genesis Learning Centers, a nonprofit that operates Genesis Academy, a private K-12 school for special-needs students, contracts with Metro to transport its students.

The school says it did not know the 19-year-old had the potential to be dangerous even though other schools he previously attended had documented incidents of similar inappropriate conduct, according to court records.

Read the full report at The Tennessean's Web site.

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