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Fairfax, Va., Student to Still Get Retrial Over Touching on Bus

Oct. 25, 2021, 5:45 PM

Fairfax, Va., failed to convince a federal appeals court to take another look at a female student’s Title IX case claiming it’s liable for not responding properly to her report of unwanted touching by a male student during a band class bus trip, court records show.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit voted 9-6 Oct. 22 not to rehear Jane Doe’s appeal in her suit against the Fairfax County School Board. A divided three-judge panel of the court ruled June 16 that Doe’s high school had sufficient notice of the sexual harassment and that a jury likely ...