Washington, D.C., civil-rights lawyer Amos Jones, who represents former students at Lexington Catholic High School alleging discrimination and harassment, said a fourth female student and her family came forward Friday.
Jones said in a statement that the girl withdrew from the school in 2014. She alleges that school officials did not adequately address her allegations of sex-based bullying. Jones said he will not name the student because, like other victims, she is still a minor. “This is the fourth white female minor in a matter of days to come forward,” said Jones, who represents several victims including two black males alleging harassment and discrimination. “We are continuing to investigate as these families fight in the public interest for the safety of our children.”
Jones said he is working with two Kentucky lawyers, Louisville-based Barbara H. Young, and Chris Miller of Lexington.
The high school’s board of trustees have authorized the formation of a School Life and Culture Committee that will oversee diversity, ethics and cultural competency initiatives within the school.
School officials have also engaged a consultant to help with the issues.
Steve Angelucci, president of Lexington Catholic High School, said in response to the latest allegation: “As a standard policy, we do not comment publicly on issues related to potential or ongoing litigation, nor do we comment on claims that we have not yet viewed.”