ELLSWORTH — The mother of a Kansas high schooler who says he was sexually assaulted by swim team members on a bus after a competition alleges he needs therapy and has stopped attending the school.
The Great Bend Tribune reports that the lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Ellsworth County District Court. The defendants include the Great Bend school district and the parents of four students. The suit seeks at least $395,000 in damages and court costs.
District spokeswoman Jennifer Schartz says the district had no comment.
Two teammates have been charged with unlawful restraint and battery charges in the attack.
The lawsuit says the teen has been home-schooled since the Feb. 6 attack on the team bus. The Associated Press is not naming the mother because it would identify the student.