Former Andover Student Says She Was Raped On Trip To Europe

By Kim Tunnicliffe, WBZ NewsRadio 1030

BOSTON (CBS) – A former Andover High School student who claims she was raped on a school trip is suing the town and two of its teachers.

The girl is accusing the teachers of failing to properly supervise students on a trip to Europe three years ago, when she was 16. She also says the chaperones did nothing to stop students from drinking.

The lawsuit states the victim had been drinking hard liquor at a party in Germany, when a student from Vermont held her down and raped her, then bragged about it to his friends.

WBZ NewsRadio 10300’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

After the assault, the girl says the teachers failed to notify police or get her to a doctor and they tried to silence her about the incident. She claims the teachers went so far as to direct other students to ignore her public crying.

The suit points to trip documents assuring parents their kids would be properly supervised and disciplined for any misbehavior, including drinking or sexual conduct.

A lawyer for the school department says the accusations are baseless and the town is vigorously defending the lawsuit.

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