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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:25 PM

School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

Source: Associated Press

School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

By PATRICK WHITTLE
October 15, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Now, she’s taking the school district to court.

Aela Mansmann, a 15-year-old sophomore at Cape Elizabeth High School outside Portland, has been at odds with Cape Elizabeth Schools for a month after posting a note in a bathroom that said: “There’s a rapist in our school and you know who it is.” She and two other students who left similar notes were ordered suspended.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is taking on Mansmann’s case and calling on federal court to stop her suspension. The organization filed a motion Sunday in Maine asking for a temporary restraining order against the district, and a hearing is slated for a Portland courtroom on Monday.

The ACLU’s filing states that Mansmann has taken a “public stance as an ally for victims and survivors of sexual violence.”

Mansmann said she plans to keep doing that.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/c2c86b2a4e26478b8fde913bd7b6aa60

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 06:36 PM

1. considering the world we seem to have descended into,

i imagine you could make that statement in most high schools today.
cant punish someone for speaking the truth.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 10:39 AM

2. I have to say that "..and you know who it is."

makes me deeply suspicious of the note's motives.

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