They said: “they wanted to “catch him in the act”


It’s one of the saddest stories I’ve come across yet.

The Alabama girl who was assaulted by a fellow student in a middle school bathroom after school officials used her as bait to “catch him in the act” has faced a long and difficult road.

When we learned about the case here at the National Women’s Law Center, we were horrified. Since we’re experts in Title IX, we immediately called the local law firm the student’s family had hired and offered to help. We also called the U.S. Department of Justice and asked them to help. Last week, we, joined by DOJ, fought for her during oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit — and we’ll keep standing with her as the fight for justice goes on.

Your donation of $10 or more will help us stand with students everywhere — and keep working toward a better future.

Thank you, again, for everything you’ve already done to support the rights of women and girls.

With gratitude,
Neena Chaudhry
Senior Counsel and Director of Equal Opportunities in Athletics
National Women’s Law Center