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LA School Report | September 3, 2015

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Teen partly responsible for abuse by teacher, LAUSD tells appeals court
Los Angeles Unified continues to argue that a 14-year-old girl should be partly responsible for sexual abuse by her eighth-grade teacher. Los Angeles Times

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