A December trial date has been set in a lawsuit filed against Galt Joint Union Elementary School District by a father who contends school officials failed to protect his mentally challenged son. He alleges the boy was sexually assaulted by another juvenile while riding a special needs bus.
The 12-year-old boy said he was touched in sexual and offensive manners and forced to engage in other acts in February 2011, but was unable to and did not consent to them because of his mental disability, according to public documents.
The News-Sentinel is not naming the father to protect his son's identity.
The lawsuit was filed in October.