Federal Suit Filed Against Clatskanie School District in ‘Sextortion’ Case
PORTLAND - The Clatskanie School District and its principal are accused of creating a culture of sextortion, bullying and sexual discrimination at Clatskanie Middle/High School, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Portland.
That culture allowed for male students to prey upon unsuspecting younger females as they entered the school, causing two students to attempt suicide, the lawsuit says.
In one example cited by the suit, the male students made up a game to collect and trade nude and sexually-explicit images of minor girls.
Tuesday’s court filings come after a lawsuit filed in May in Columbia County where Josi Harrison, 15, said she was blackmailed into sending naked pictures of herself to a former boyfriend and suffered years of torment from him and others.