Hundreds Protest After College Suspends Harassed Gay Teen

  • Hundreds Protest After College Suspends Harassed Gay Teen
  • Hundreds Protest After College Suspends Harassed Gay Teen

    Trainees at Lee's Summit Senior high school say managers have failed to stop the bullying, and the target as well as his friends have been penalized after they tried to protect themselves.

    Hundreds of high school students went out in demonstration Monday in Lee's Top, Mo., a suburb of Kansas City, over the intimidation of a gay pupil and disciplinary activities versus those that protected him.

    The trainee is Danny Lillis, an elderly at Lee's Top Secondary school, according to local media records. He has actually been harassed over his sexuality as well as the fact that he puts on makeup at institution, and also his good friends have actually been bothered also.

    \" It wasn't just with words,\" Lillis told TV terminal WDAF. \"It was much more via laughter and also actions such as things obtaining thrown at my lunch table. Mustard got thrown at my close friend's hair that was targeted at my table due to this.\"

    Last week the bullies and also Lillis's defenders entered a physical battle, and now a number of trainees have actually been suspended. Television terminal KMBC identified 2 of the put on hold students as friends of Lillis's-- Malani Hohlbaugh as well as Carly Vento, and also a application said Lillis got suspension too.

    In the battle with one of the harassers, Hohlbaugh informed the terminal, \"We both bumped shoulders, he pushed, I shoved back, and then he punched me. And with that punch, ended up with a broken nose as well as a broken lip.\"

    Trainees and parents, consisting of Lillis's mom, are calling on institution administrators to do more to deal with intimidation, as they state Lillis has whined multiple times as well as there has wanted action. \"What is it going to take-- a death-- before they say, 'Oh, fire! Points are getting out of hand'?\" his mommy, Missy Lillis, told WDAF. \"Our children must really feel risk-free at school. This is his senior year. He has actually come up until now on his journey. I'm so proud of him.\"

    The college district launched this statement: \"Every person in the Lee's Summit R-7 College District area is worthy of to really feel secure and also welcome. Harassment or discrimination in LSR7 is purely forbidden. Although laws securing students' personal privacy avoids us from talking about the specifics of this incident, we can share that institution and district managers are carrying out an investigation as well as doing something about it to ensure the safety and security of all pupils and staff. Area managers will certainly comply with Board of Education and learning plans and procedures as we figure out next steps. In LSR7, it is a leading priority to make certain an inclusive society where our trainees, team member and also households are valued as well as treated with self-respect.\"