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Court: Teacher can’t be sued for failing to report abuse

The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District ruled April 21 that a student who allegedly was assaulted by a teacher can’t sue another instructor to whom she’d reported his behavior. The court said that, while the teacher was a mandatory ...

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Negligence: Child Abuse Reporting-Teacher Defendant-Public Duty Doctrine

Where a student and her mother challenged the dismissal of her petition for negligence against a teacher, to whom the student disclosed that another teacher was pursuing a relationship with her, the dismissal of the petition for failure to state ...

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