Lawsuits filed over Colorado school sex assaults

COLORADO SPRINGS — Two families have filed lawsuits against the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind alleging a school employee failed to report sexual assaults on their children to police.

The lawsuits filed in federal court last month claim the two children were students at the Colorado Springs school in 2009 and 2010 when they were sexually assaulted by a 14-year-old student.

The families say a school official was told of the assaults, but he has not been arrested.

School spokeswoman Diane Covington tells the Colorado Springs Gazette the school is aware of the lawsuits and officials are cooperating with authorities.



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