The Gunn High School community has donated $30,200 to the family of the student who was abducted and abused in October, Gunn Principal Noreen Likins said today.
An anonymous donor has also given a new laptop, she said.
The student has chosen not to return to school and will complete graduation requirements from home, she said. In mid-November, Likins told the Oracle campus newspaper that she doubted the student would return to school.
"Often in situations like this, people don't want to go back to the environment they were in," Likins explained.
Teachers e-mail her assignments and visit her at home, services for which they don't receive extra compensation, Likins said.
The student was attacked near the garage area of the apartment complex where she lives with her parents on Arastradero Road on the afternoon of Oct. 30.
Her assailant slammed her head into the pavement at least twice and then forced her into a car, drove to an unknown location and sexually assaulted her, police said.
She escaped from the car in Sunnyvale and was rescued by a passing motorist, police said.
A suspect identified as Todd David Burpee, a 2006 graduate of Palo Alto High School, was arrested on Nov. 1 in San Jose and later confessed.
He is being held without bail at Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose.
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