KU added to list of schools in sex assault probe

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The University of Kansas has been added to a list of colleges and universities under investigation for how they handled investigations into sexual assaults.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports 71 schools, including Washburn University, have been named by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights as part of a probe into sexual violence against women on campus.

University of Kansas officials issued a statement Monday saying the school doesn’t tolerate sexual assault and will assist in the federal review.

The list doesn’t include specific information about what case got a school included, and the university declined to provide details.

A White House task force said earlier this year that nationally 1 in 5 female students is assaulted.

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