Reports of sexual assaults on college campuses are all too common, but what's less-known are cases at the high school level. In both colleges and high schools, Title IX coordinators are supposed to be on hand to review sexual assault allegations, but a recent investigation in Slate Magazine reveals that's not happening the way it should at many schools, including at least one in Georgia. We talked with freelance journalist Nora Caplan-Bricker, who worked on the story. We also checked in with Fatima Goss Graves of the National Women's Law Center.

Updated at 10/12/2016: 

The Slate Magazine investigation focused on Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee. Nora Caplan-Bricker of Slate says at that school, a female student accused a male student of sexual assault. After an investigation, the school suspended both students. 

"They decided that this was consensual and therefore it was in violation of the rules and therefore both students must be punished," Caplan-Bricker explained. "That in itself is a violation of what the federal government and the Department of Education have been telling schools for years now, which is that if a student comes forward and says my civil rights have been violated then in that case the school can't take reputable action against that student.” 

We reached out to Gwinnett County Public Schools for a response. District spokeswoman Sloan Roach sent us this statement: 

"The school district strongly disputes the allegations contained in the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Complaint. As this situation involves a pending OCR complaint and associated investigations, as well as threats of litigation, the district is unable to comment or discuss specific details. That said, Gwinnett County Public Schools takes all complaints of sexual assault very seriously, conducting thorough and prompt investigations of such reports."  

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