Lawsuit: Officials didn’t report behavior
A lawsuit has been filed against West Aurora School District 129 by one of two students who were sexually abused by former West Aurora High School band director Stephen Orland.
Also named in the Thursday lawsuit were Orland, School District Superintendent James Rydland and then-West Aurora High School Principal Dan Bridges. Orland 43, of North Aurora, was sentenced in March to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Orland will have to serve at least six years in prison. He had been charged with 27 counts that included battery, sexual assault and sexual abuse of two students.
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