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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 01:38 AM

Lawsuit: Military academy failed to protect cadet from abuse

Source: Associated Press


Published 10:47 pm CST, Monday, December 3, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) A former student at an all-boys military college prep academy in Georgia has sued the school, saying leaders failed to protect him from hazing and sexual assault.

A copy of the lawsuit shared with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the cadet was hazed, abused and raped at Riverside Military Academy when he was 12 and 13 years old. The defendants include current and former officials.

The lawsuit says the Gainesville school failed to report the claims to authorities and discipline the alleged perpetrators during the 2012-13 school year. It says older cadets hit him, slammed his head into a wall, threw things at him and raped him.

His mother informed Riverside about the abuse. At some point, she was allegedly told "boys will be boys." A Riverside spokeswoman declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Lawsuit-Military-academy-failed-to-protect-cadet-13440886.php



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:11 AM

1. Please excuse my language....Oh Shit

I graduated from there. 50 years ago.


Thanks so much again Judi, I'd never have seen this.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:43 AM

2. Whoa! It's not likely they want this story known widely.

I get the feeling this wasn't the trend, then.

Sorry to "besmirch" your former school. "Smirch?" What is that?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 03:51 AM

3. All of a sudden I've been getting

donation request from them, never before. So, that's the rest of the story.

I live in the real world, the school kinda sucked but I learned a lot about life. Life has been about the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 11:48 AM

4. Shut the school down and put the leaders of the school who knew and the assaulters in jail.

Lock them all up!!!

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