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Reading a Book

Title IX Lawsuit - 2022

This is a  timeline of events from school documents along with a personal perspective.

Sept/Oct 2021

Oct 2021

Nov 2021

Dec 2021

Dec 2021

Jan 2022

Feb 2022

March 2022

March 29, 2022

April 2022

April 26, 2022

May 12, 2022

May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022

May 24, 2022

May 25, 2022

May 26, 2022

June 2, 2022

June 2, 2022

June 3, 2022

Students A, B, and C started coming to school asking classmates to call them by different names. Some classmates would not go along with it. This group had a vocal speaker, Student A. Student A would address and publicly shame other classmates by saying “you’re all beneath me, your peasants, your mids (like midland people)”. Student A would even call other classmates asshole, d-bag in front of teachers who did not address this behavior.

Board interviewed consultants for DPI settlement, at end of meeting a parent got up and asked if they were going to address other things going on in school. Board member got up and told the parent to be quiet. This was first time anything was publicly spoken about what was happening in school.

A student is accused of being racist for asking if fellow classmate was moving to another country. The accuser is Student B. After interviewing all students present in hallway of when incident occurred, student accused was found not guilty. No disciplinary action was taken for Student B for lying. (This is the second time this happened with same students involved, end result was the same).

Parent contacted Middle School Principal about Student B who was saying the following to their child and a friend on the bus: “your gay, dumb, you two are going to have baby that is so ugly.” Nothing was done.

Had meeting with District Administrator who informed parent to let them know whenever there was an incident.

Parent had a phone call with MS Principal to talk about bus incidents and Student A continuing to
yell and swear at classmate. No action was taken.

Parent contacted MS Principal about Student B explicitly talking to elementary school kids about having sex with animals on the bus. Parent was told to call the bus company. Bus company pulls Student B to front seat for day or two.
Parent again talked about the continued profanity with classmates.  


Parent met with middle school guidance counselor as child was so depressed, crying before school. Asked for help boost spirits.

Letter sent to parents charging three boys with Title IX.

First formal complaint letter sent by parent.

WILL issues first letter to district. 

Kiel Police Department Press Release: 

Notification of first bomb threat against Kiel Middle School

Kiel Police Department Press Release:

Alerting the community about a potential Title IX matter under investigation by KASD and recommended KASD school board meeting be held virtual, not in public.


No communication by district that this was an investigation prior to this KPD press release.

Kiel Police Department Press Release:

Notification of second bomb threat against Kiel Middle School

Letter from Chief Funkhouser:

Written on Facebook per the KPD page.

WILL issues second letter to district.

District issues letter.

WILL posts the legal summary of the entire matter on their website

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