Washington Supreme Court Finds School Owed Duty To Warn About Rapist

Mealey's (September 9, 2016, 12:50 PM EDT) -- OLYMPIA, Wash. — A majority of the Washington Supreme Court on Sept. 1 found that a high school owed a duty to warn a student that another student had a violent history and was previously charged with rape and that its failure to warn the student was a cause of her injuries (N.L. v. Bethel School District, No.91755-2, Wash. Sup.; 2016 Wash. LEXIS 997).

(Opinion available. Document #77-160914-027Z.)

The majority found that “[W]hether the district breached its duty to take reasonable care to protect N.L. from...
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