Kansas coach accused of harassment

Gavel (KSN News)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit accusing an assistant football coach of sexually harassing her.

The Kansas City Star reports the student, who is not identified, and her mother filed the lawsuit Thursday in Kansas City, Kansas, against the Smith Center School District and assistant high school football coach Brock Hutchinson.

The lawsuit accuses Hutchinson of sexually harassing the student in front of classmates and school employees. The lawsuit claims the harassment led the student to become depressed, miss school and change schools in her senior year.

The school district referred questions about the case to the district’s attorney, who didn’t immediately respond to a call seeking comment Friday. Hutchinson said he didn’t know such a lawsuit had been filed and declined comment.