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Policy makes sexual assaults difficult to track in WV schools
Jake Jarvis, Charleston Gazette-Mail

When K-12 school officials in West Virginia learn a student may have been sexually assaulted at school, officials at the Department of Education lump those reports in with other reports of bullying and harassment, making it nearly impossible to know how many sexual assaults there are each year.

West Virginia was one of just 10 states that didn’t keep records of the number of sexual assaults reported at school, according to an Associated Press survey of states from the fall of 2011 to the spring of 2015. –

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