(KING5) — PUYALLUP, Wash. -- The parents of two special needs children in the Puyallup School District believe their children may have been assaulted in a school bathroom, and the elementary school staff covered it up for nearly a year.
In a $3 million tort claim filed with the district, the parents say they were not told that a sexually aggressive student in their kid's class had been suspected of inappropriately touching students.
One eight-year-old boy was using the toilet in November of 2013 in a bathroom at Ridgecrest Elementary School. A teacher found another boy standing right next to him in the bathroom. School records say when the boy was asked what he was doing, he replied, "I touched his private parts and his butt. That's just a joke. I touched his penis."
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