Father Says Boy Who Allegedly Threatened To Sexually Assault His Daughter Went Unpunished By School


UPDATED: Thursday January 24, 2013 6:27 PM

A father of a middle school girl said that he wants a boy who allegedly threatened to sexually assault his daughter to be punished.

Reese Martin said that a young boy threatened to perform a sex act on his seventh-grade daughter in a classroom at River Valley Middle School.

“I want that child, the kid, the boy, whoever he is, to atone for his actions,” Martin said.

Martin said that his daughter’s school has not given him any answers.

Two weeks ago, Martin said, he tried to get information about the alleged threat by talking to the middle school principal. He said that he never got a response.

That’s when he contacted the district superintendent to find out what was done about the alleged threat.

Interim Superintendent Jim Craycraft said that privacy rules prevented the district from explaining how the incident was handled, but he did say that it was investigated.

“I thought the action taken was proper, and we’ll go from there,” Craycraft said. “I will contact the parent and let them know, and I will also make sure they know they have a right to appeal it farther if they want to.”

Martin said that he just needs to be sure that his daughter is safe.

“Not that I care what the child’s name is, but I have a right to know how the child has been dealt with,” Martin said.

The father said that he may pursue the issue further.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, known as FERPA, is a federal law that that protects the privacy of student education records.

School districts say that the law prevents them from sharing with parents how a student is disciplined.

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