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VIDEO: Students Criticize KU Sex Assault Response

Associated Press - September 10, 2014 8:57 am

University of Kansas students are pressuring the school to improve its response to sexual assault reports.

More than 200 people attended a forum on the subject Tuesday, hours after a student group posted a video telling people that the school is not safe. The student group, called September Siblings, also is circulating petitions asking the school to change its response to sexual assault allegations.

The effort is in response to recent reports that a university student who said she was raped in 2013, and her assailant was given a lenient punishment. University officials have declined to comment on the case, which Douglas County District Attorney Charles Bronson is reviewing.

The case was featured by the Huffington Post earlier this month.

Speakers at Tuesday’s forum criticized the university’s current approach of emphasizing education about sexual-assault awareness.

Associated Press information from: the Lawrence Journal-World