Lawsuit alleges sexual assaults, racial harassment ignored in Baraboo

A federal lawsuit alleges repeated sexual and physical assaults as well as persistent racial harassment on the part of white students of the Baraboo School District against a former student of color.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Western District of Wisconsin, Dasia F. Banks claims district staff and administrators knew about the assaults and harassment but failed to intervene.

Banks, a former student in Baraboo, has since left the district.

27 News typically does not identify victims of sexual assault, but Banks and her family wanted to come forward to share her story, in an effort to bring change.

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