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Abused students face lengthy legal fights

Adele Kimmel, senior attorney with the law firm Public Justice and head of its anti-bullying campaign, says any family would have to overcome a variety of obstacles in filing lawsuits under state law. (AP photo: Carolyn Kaster)

When children sexually assault other children at school, sometimes the only measure of justice comes through the courts. The barriers are formidable, and can lead to long, grueling fights: Public schools in many states enjoy powerful shields, including caps on ...

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