Mother of victim files suit against district & teacher

Published 07/31 2013 04:58PM

Updated 07/31 2013 06:45PM

SPRINGFIELD -- The mother of a high school student is suing the district and a teacher accused of sexually assaulting her son. Jennifer Tyree formerly worked at Lanphier High teaching American Lit.

Tyree was arrested after her husband notified the boy's mother. The lawsuit seeks $300,000 in damages. It alleges the district didn't investigate allegations before police got involved. Tyree is charged with criminal sexual assault.

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