Wild parties, an alleged rape, and a high school’s troubling response

A series of high school parties hosted by a parent culminated last year with accusations of rape, child abuse and battery, upending several students’ lives and prompting a federal civil rights investigation into one of California’s wealthiest school districts.

The U.S. Department of Education’s investigation centers on whether the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District failed to adequately respond to allegations that a 17-year-old student had been sexually assaulted by another student at one of the parties in September 2015 — a chaotic scene that included underage drinking, psychotropic drugs and strippers.

The former student, now 19 and attending college, has alleged that district[…]

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