Bloomberg Law
May 16, 2022, 4:03 PMUpdated: May 17, 2022, 12:14 PM

Justices Ask US for Views on Student-on-Student Harassment (1)

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The US Supreme Court on Monday invited the Biden administration to share its views on whether Fairfax, Va., may be liable to a female high school student for its allegedly lacking response after learning a male student touched her sexually during a band class bus trip.

At issue is what actions entities that receive funding under Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments Act can be sued for in situations involving alleged student-on-student sexual harassment. According to the Fairfax County School Board, the federal circuits are sharply divided over whether a student claiming such sexual harassment must show she experienced ...

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