SUIT SAYS BEMIDJI ADMINISTRATORS FAILED TO PROTECT STUDENTS

According to a federal lawsuit filed last week, Bemidji school administrators failed to protect students from an assistant principal who abused his position to solicit sexually explicit photos from underage students. 37 year old Brandon Bjerknes is serving a 25-year prison sentence for his part in a scheme that targeted more than 50 young people. Two victims and their parents… whose names have not been released in court documents… say Bemidji Area Schools should also be held accountable. They claim the school could have done more to stop him.