NORMAN, Oklahoma –
Norman Public Schools is hit with a federal lawsuit in connection with rape allegations last year involving its wrestling program.
Two wrestlers accused teammates of rape while on a school bus returning from a tournament.
Now the case may go to trial.
In this federal lawsuit, filed just two days ago, court documents name one of the victims and his mother as the plaintiffs.
The 45-page document alleges the victim, a Sophomore at the time, was sexually assaulted on a school bus by three upper classmen because his coaches, school staff, and the administration failed to condemn or investigate the practice of hazing.
The suit also claims the student’s civil rights were violated when the district failed to enforce its bullying, sexual harassment, and school bus policies.
The three wrestlers accused of carrying out the assaults also face suit for not following policy.