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LAKEWOOD, Colo. - A mother is outraged, claiming that her daughter is not being protected at school.

According to the daughter, the harassment began a year ago at Carmody Middle School.

"Last year, I was in a classroom and [the boy] tried putting his hand down my shirt. I told him, 'No," she told KDVR.

Eventually, the girl's mother says school officials even witnessed the boy touching her daughter.

"The vice principal witnessed the same student trying to grab my daughter's behind," she said.

After that, the boy was reported to police.

Now, the family says the harassment is starting all over again at Bear Creek High School.

The girl learned that the same boy was in nearly every one of her classes.

After the girl's mother complained to school administrators, her schedule was changed and the boy's lunch period was also switched.

However, she says the harassment continues.

"I told him [he] would get in trouble and he said, 'I don't care, do what you want," she said.

Jefferson County Public Schools says the boy hasn't crossed a line where he should be expelled, but the family disagrees.

"If it were out in the real world, there would be no question as to whether or not there's a restraining order already in place," the mother said.

The district says the police have gotten involved twice, but it usually only expels students if they're arrested and charged.