Hundreds of students in Arizona protested last week amid sexual harassment allegations and allegations that school leaders have failed to adequately deal with the reports.
Video footage of the protest at Marana High School in Arizona, which was posted TIC Toc Last Wednesday, a school full of girl students showed up to the cafeteria shouting: “What do we need? Justice! When do we have to do this? Now!”
The written caption of TikTok claimed: “They are protesting because a girl student has raped a girl”.
The video has been viewed over 388,000 times.
According to tuscan.comAnother student launched an initial protest last week after school leaders failed to adequately respond to her sexual harassment report, it was alleged.
student alleges instagram Post Monday that “many women have been raped/sexually assaulted”, and “many have gone to school about these instances and have been overlooked”.
He also demanded in a petition change.org That her school provides resources and “better policies” for sexual assault survivors. Marana High School, which is part of the unified Marana Unified School District (MUSD), has so far denied allegations of wrongdoing.
The student also wrote on Change.org: “We shouldn’t walk around in fear… Many staff members are swayed by their own beliefs and opinions when it comes to accusations that shouldn’t happen!”
Protests also took place at another MUSD school, Mountain View High School, where about 200 students gathered at lunchtime with placards like “Consent is simple” in a demonstration on Friday.
Video footage of protests in both MUSD schools was shared on TikTok, and students have also posted messages of support for the students who started the protests on social media.
MUSD told a local TV station, KVOA, that students “slogged and cheered after information was shared by student speakers” at the protests on Friday, which were reportedly attended by staff, as well as school counselors and administrators.
The school district has stated that it “takes allegations of sexual harassment very seriously” and that “any concerns relating to sexual harassment/violence have been promptly investigated”, it was reported.
In an update on change.org on Friday, one student wrote: “We are in contact with the school [and] We’re going to set up support groups and resources.
“These support groups help young survivors feel like they are not alone! As well as having resources to help reduce stress,” she added.
According to TikTok, when students returned to Marana High School in Mondat, there was “not as much protest” as on Wednesday.
The student said in a comment on her video that the doctrine of Marana High School “told us over the intercom that sexual assault is not okay”.
Granthshala MUSD has been contacted for comment.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /