WV A.G. seeks civil rights injunction on students behalf

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WYMT/WSAZ) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed a civil injunction in Mingo Circuit Court Thursday to protect two victims of alleged sexual abuse at a school.

West Virginia State Police are investigating allegations that two female students from Burch Middle School have been sexually assaulted by two male students at the school.

According to the Attorney General, the students were threatened with discipline or retaliatory actions by school administrators if they proceeded with the investigation into what happened.

The Attorney General says the injunction is meant to clear the way for an investigation and protect the rights of the alleged victims. Today's civil injunction also claims that school policies were not followed and the female victims were denied due process to a fair investigation.

Among the defendants listed in the civil injunction is the Mingo Co. School Board, administrators at Burch Middle School, and a teacher.

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