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Chicago father sues school board for failing to protect daughter from rape

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A father is suing the Chicago Board of Education after the rape of his 11-year-old daughter. The lawsuit alleges that a teacher owed his daughter a higher degree of care.

The lawsuit claims a teacher at John Cook Elementary on the South Side saw a stranger leading the girl away from school grounds on May 11, shortly after the beginning of the school day.

According to the suit's sequence of events, the teacher called out to her from her window and then took three pictures of the man who then kidnapped and sexually assaulted the girl. But the teacher didn't tell the girl's parents or report the incident until 5 p.m.

The lawsuit claims the girl deserved better care.

The Chicago school board told FOX Chicago News that as of Wednesday morning, they had yet to see the suit and couldn't comment. Chicago police said they were unable to find the file on the case.

John Cook Elementary is a Track-E school, so classes were not in session Wednesday.

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