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So, in short, the school have made a report to the police?
Is there any reason you think they shouldn't?
This is an allegation of sexual assault.
They have a duty to report it to the police.
I do realise that it might be a weak allegation but that is for a law enforcer not the school.
I do think it would be better if everything wasn't reported to the police but the problem is that is the modern way.
I also understand and appreciate that he has difficulties but Im afraid we all have to cope with the vicissitudes and unfairness of life.
I'm very sorry
Can I clarify anything for you?
Well, it wouldn't be in their policy. It probably doesn't say that they don't investigate allegations of murder either but plainly they wouldnt
No. They are not allowed to ignore allegations.
I'm sorry but they are just not.
Those days are long gone.
You have a much better claim against the accuser.
Oh yes. The fact she is a minor is no defence.
The problem is that she will have no money but if all you want is to put on record that the allegations were false, she can still be written to by a solicitor.
Also, arguably you could sue her parents for failure to control her although that is a weaker legal claim.
But some solicitors' letters would change the game a bit.
Accusers need to be responsible for their claims.
Well, point still applies.