Norman HS Students Protest District's Handling Of Rape Case

Monday, November 24th 2014, 8:31 am
By: News 9

Students at Norman High School walked out of class Monday morning. They say it is all to stand up against the district and how it handled a rape case involving students.

The parking lot was filled with thousands of students at Norman High School. They were silent as they walked out of class, but it's why they're walking out they hope will speak volumes.

The movement was led by sophomore Danielle Brown who used Facebook to launch "Yes All Daughters" to raise awareness of bullying and sexual harassment in school. She says three of her friends were bullied off campus after they were raped by a male student. One of the attacks was allegedly video-taped.

In a letter sent by the district, the principal acknowledged a rape occurred in September and that the district took "the strongest disciplinary action against the alleged assailant permitted by Oklahoma law," which is suspension for the rest of the school year.

But Brown says the three female victims left the school due to being bullied and blamed for the attack.

Federal law prevents the district from sharing information about specific allegations.

The Silent Protest took place at 9 a.m.