A lawsuit that alleges a middle school student was sexually assaulted by classmates because the School Board of Miami-Dade County ignored repeated reports of harassment could serve as a lesson to all schools on liability under federal civil rights law Title IX.

That’s according to Iva Ravindran of Miami firm Weil Snyder & Ravindran, who has teamed with Ronald “Ron” Weil to represent the mother of an anonymous girl who was 11 when she reported being sexually harassed by three classmates at West Kendall’s Howard D. McMillan Middle School in 2016.

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