One of the victims of the former principal of Northwood Elementary in the Hilton School District has said if the school acted properly then Kirk Ashton would never have been in a position to abuse multiple students inside the school.
The lawsuit says that a first grader was abused between Sept. 2019 through March of 2020.
The lawsuit said the school is at fault for creating the circumstances that allowed the sexual abuse to occur and did not properly monitor Ashton.
Ashton was arrested in April for allegedly sexually abusing 9 boys, and to date, over 20 victims have come forward.
The lawsuit claimed that while the abuse was happening there were staff in offices adjacent to Ashton’s, fully aware that the door was closed and windows blocked out.
Ashton is in jail on $100,000 bail or $175,000 bond.
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