Lawsuit alleges students raped boy at school

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Middle Tennessee mother has filed a federal lawsuit alleging her 5-year-old son was raped by older students in the bathroom of an elementary school.

The lawsuit says the rapes occurred last month while the boy attended an after-school program in the Robertson County school district.

According to the suit, a teacher found the child engaging in sex acts with an older male student and told the mother when she arrived to pick up her son. The suit says the boy told his mother that the older student enticed him with money and toys and a second older student also raped him.

The suit, which was filed last week in Nashville, asks for unspecified monetary damages.

The school system declined to comment to The Tennessean ( on the pending litigation.