NC mother claims her special needs daughter was assaulted on school field trip

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The mother of a Wake County middle school student believes her special needs daughter was bullied and sexually assaulted on a field trip.

WTVD-TV reported that she claims officials at Durant Road Middle ignored her pleas for help, but then reprimanded students involved and didn’t tell her.

Right now, the only people talking about the allegations are the girl’s family.

Raleigh police will only confirm they are investigating inappropriate activities with a 14-year-old student. However, if they find evidence it is true, it will only raise many more questions.

The mother said it all started at the north Raleigh school 18 months ago. She said she doesn’t want to reveal her identity, but she says her daughter has a form of autism.

“I know when things are not right with her,” she said.

She said her daughter was acting strange one day after returning home from school in late 2012. Then, the young teen began spouting out names her parents had never heard. They suspected bullying and went to the school and repeatedly asked if something had happened there, which the school denied.

She said eventually the school called social services on her and her husband, but the agency cleared the family.

“It was very upsetting,” she said. “It was, I felt ashamed, embarrassed.”

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