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College cheerleader wants coaches removed after alleged rape

February 4, 2019

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A cheerleader at a North Carolina college wants her coaches fired immediately, saying they failed to report her rape to a school official.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports the unidentified woman who attends North Carolina A&T State University alleges she was raped at a Greensboro apartment complex last fall. The woman says on social media that her coaches met her allegation with “a lack of empathy and responsibility.”

The story was first reported by online site HBCU Gameday.

Sexual misconduct is a Title IX violation. Students don’t have to report sexual misconduct to the Title IX coordinator, but the website said a school employee must and encourages doing so within 24 hours.

School spokeswoman Tiffany Jones said privacy laws prevent the school from discussing the matter.

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