CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A civil trial over Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s handling of a reported sexual assault at Myers Park High School entered Day two Wednesday.

Jane Doe sex assault lawsuit against CMS starts Tuesday

A former Myers Park student says the school system and police did not properly respond before, during, and after the incident in 2015.

Her lawyers say that CMS and CMPD had a duty to protect her, but did not, and has a history of similar cases.

Attorneys for the city and district say that the student never specifically told authorities she was attacked, something that the student refutes.

The student’s mother took the stand Wednesday morning.

While the mother not only testified, an expert witness was on the stand and that expert witness said that there were injuries consistent with a sexual assault. In fact, he said, the plaintiffs in this case also provided some details from depositions that also indicated a bit of a pattern in regard to their response to sexual assaults.

The plaintiffs are still giving their side in all this. One of the biggest pieces of testimony today, as we just mentioned was the mother of the plaintiff. CMS and CMPD say they did follow proper procedures and the reported attacker in this incident was suspended for 10 days.