North Andover Students Organize Walkout To Protest School’s Handling Of Rape Case

NORTH ANDOVER (CBS) – Dozens of students walked out of the classroom Wednesday morning to protest North Andover High School’s handling of an alleged sexual assault.

The walkout’s organizers say hundreds of students left the building at 10 a.m. to demand a change in how the school handles allegations of sexual assault after a student was arrested last week and accused of rape.

Cell phone video shows the walkout. Students read statements using a bullhorn.

Students walked out of North Andover High School March 20, 2019. (Image credit: Julie Schirhart)

They stood in a circle and decorated a school courtyard with blue ribbons, the symbol of sexual assault awareness.

“This is just for everyone undergone sexual assault and has lost their voice. We know that 63% of the cases are not reported. So, we want and encourage everyone…

Original published: 2019-03-20 12:15:09 Read the full Boston News here

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