October 24, 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.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.