Norman HS students set for walkout, release demands

A group of students at Norman High School have issued a list of demands as they prepare for a walk-out protest Monday. The student-led protest, which goes by Yes ALL Daughters, says they are standing for three alleged rape victims. The three girls are the student's former classmates who say the same male student raped them within the last year. The students plan to silently walk out of class at Norman High School at 9:20 a.m. Monday. The group released a list of demands Sunday. The demands ask for Norman High School Principal Scott Beck to take action on the following points:
  • School must fully accommodate the educational needs of the victims and take all necessary steps to ensure the victims feel welcome and safe at all times on school grounds.
  • School administration shall request a full investigation by law enforcement into the child pornography passed around school and into any teacher or administrator who failed to make mandatory reporting of child abuse as required by Oklahoma Statutes, Title 10, section 7103.
  • School shall create a new, full time position of Victims Advocate for students who report sexual assault, sexual harassment, or bullying who is responsible for overseeing all such reports and following up with the student, the student's parents and law enforcement.
  • School shall create a notice of victims' rights to be provided to any student who reports sexual assault, sexual harassment, physical assault, or bullying.
  • School shall prioritize the immediate implementation of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and bullying prevention education for students and faculty.
  • School shall promptly train all faculty on victim sensitivity and the appropriate response to reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and bullying.
  • School shall establish a committee comprised of 3 students, 3 parents, and 3 faculty to oversee the implementation of these demands and to review the programs and policies implemented every 90 days.
Monday's protest is expected to last the entire school day. The group says the school acted quickly in suspending the alleged rapist for the entire school year but they are upset with what they deem is the school's inaction when the alleged victims faced bullying on campus. You can find the group's Facebook page here.
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