By Stefani Lazarevic
Sexual assault and harassment cases have been all over the news for quite a while and a big problem the world has been dealing with for a long time. Sexual assault and harassment has been apparent in places like the work force and schools and it’s time to put a stop to it.
Sexual harassment has been a big topic on the news lately. Many young kids and adults get sexually harassed daily. Sexual harassment has been a big problem in the work force and in schools and it’s time for it to stop. When a sexual harassment incident is reported at the school there are very strict steps that the administration must follow in order to resolve the issue.
Principal Chuy discussed the process in which the schools handles sexual harassment allegations: “We have to verify that it is, in fact, sexual harassment and interview everyone that we can that was involved or a witness to the incident. We have to give due process to the harasser because they have rights to, then we have to determine, if it is sexual harassment, it can go anywhere from a short term to a long term suspension it depends on the situation. Many times middle schoolers don’t understand what sexual harassment is so we have to educate them because, we don’t just want to punish people we want to change the behavior because if they don’t understand the seriousness of it we need to educate them in that way.”
Many people might not be aware of the difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault. Both are very serious issues. “Sexual assault the victim has the right to not be in the school with the accused. There is a lot of legal issues once you get into sexual assault, sexual harassment can lead to that depending on the varsity.” If you or someone you know is experiencing this and doesn’t feel comfortable talking to someone in person call (800)-656-HOPE which is the phone number for the National Sexual Assault Hotline or go to their website https://www.rainn.org/
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