November 26, 2014
SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) - A school superintendent says officials could not expel three boys charged with sexually battering a classmate last fall, even after she hanged herself and her family complained that a humiliating photo of the assault was being circulated.
Saratoga schools superintendent Bob Mistele made the disclosure on Wednesday about the three teens suspected of assaulting 15-year-old Audrie Pott at a party he said was not on campus or related to school.
He says two of the three boys were kicked off the football team.
He explained that education is a fundamental right while participation in sports is a privilege.
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