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Aug 22, 2014 Tufted Puffin commented on Seattle School Board President Deliberately Misses the Point on Rape, Again.
Sharon Peaslee and the rest of the Seattle School Board need to be first in line for a class on Title IX requirements, which state:

"Police investigations may be useful for fact-gathering; but because the standards for criminal investigations are different, police investigations or reports are not determinative of whether sexual harassment or violence violates Title IX. Conduct may constitute unlawful sexual harassment under Title IX even if the police do not have sufficient evidence of a criminal violation. In addition, a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual violence does not relieve the school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably."
Aug 21, 2014 Tufted Puffin commented on School Board President's Comments on Alleged Garfield Rape Case "Appall" and "Dishearten".
The district is in a predicament of its own making and won't take responsibility for it. That's the bottom line.
Jul 26, 2014 Tufted Puffin commented on Four Questions About the Garfield High School Rape Case.
The Seattle School District and many others believe that because the US Attorney did not prosecute the alleged perpetrator, it means the victim was not raped. The School District legal department has also used this argument to persuade the School Board that the victim wasn't assaulted.

The National Park Service Chief Ranger Colin Smith, who investigated this incident had this to say: "As I've said before, the US Attorney has not determined that no sexual assault occurred, but that we do not have a case that can be successfully prosecuted in court."
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Jul 25, 2014 Tufted Puffin commented on Four Questions About the Garfield High School Rape Case.
The process is broken. The district had an avowed interest in avoiding liability. After the district conducted an investigation of itself, they arrived at the conclusion that there was insufficient evidence of sexual harassment, conveniently shielding themselves from liability. Surprised?
 

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