KALISPELL — The parents of three Glacier High School students who reported being assaulted by teammates on a freshman football bus have filed a lawsuit against the school district to keep one of the suspects from returning to classes on Monday.
The lawsuit, filed in District Court by attorney Sean Frampton, alleges the three were among four players who were dragged to the back of the bus and assaulted on the way back from a game in Missoula on Sept. 12. The three have a restraining order against the boy who is to return to school on Monday for the beginning of the second quarter.
"His return will undoubtedly violate the petitioners' sons' constitutional rights, legal rights under (state law) and the Glacier High School policies," Frampton wrote.
The lawsuit, which was served on the district Wednesday, seeks to block the boy accused of the assaults from returning to school for the remainder of the year.
The civil lawsuit alleges the assaults were sexual in nature, although the Flathead County attorney's office charged two 15-year-olds with assault. Six players were kicked off the football team.
Kalispell Public Schools Superintendent Darlene Schottle declined to comment, saying she hadn't fully reviewed the lawsuit.