U.S. Department Of Education Opens Investigation Against Owasso Public Schools Following Complaint

The Human Rights Campaign stated that they had registered a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education OCR about the district’s response to harassment that potentially contributed to the death of 16-year-old Nex Benedict.

Friday, March 1st 2024, 7:36 pm

By: News On 6


The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is opening an investigation into Owasso Public Schools, according to a letter sent to the Human Rights Campaign on Friday.

The Human Rights Campaign stated that they had registered a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education OCR about the district’s response to harassment that potentially contributed to the death of 16-year-old Nex Benedict.

The letter says in part that “the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), is opening for investigation the above-referenced complaint that you filed against the Owasso Public Schools (the District). Your complaint alleges that the District discriminated against students by failing to respond appropriately to sex-based harassment, of which it had notice, at Owasso High School during the 2023-2024 school year.”

The full letter from the U.S. Department of Education OCR can be found below.

For more coverage on Owasso and Nex Benedict, CLICK HERE.

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