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Justices Skip Fairfax County Student-on-Student Harassment Suit

Nov. 21, 2022, 2:45 PM

Fairfax County, Va., Monday failed to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to review a judge’s ruling that a female high school student may go to trial on her claim that the county is liable for a male student’s unwanted touching of her during a band-class bus trip.

The Fairfax County School Board said Jane Doe’s student-on-student sexual harassment suit raised two important questions on when a recipient of federal funds may face a private action under Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments.

Those issues impact “thousands of school systems and other entities” nationwide that must comply with Title IX’s ...