The mother of mentally retarded Brian B. commenced this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging a due process violation when another mentally retarded student sexually assaulted Brian in the boys shower at Hall High School in Little Rock. Defendants are the Little Rock School District (LRSD) and two of its employees; the Centers for Youth and Families (the Centers), a private foster care agency, and one of its employees; and four employees of the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). The district court*fn1 dismissed the complaint, concluding that defendants had no constitutional duty to protect Brian from this act of violence by a private party. Dorothy J. v. Little Rock Sch. Dist., 794 F. Supp. 1405 (E.D. Ark. 1992). We affirm.