Pennsylvania’s Patriot-News is reporting on a remarkable story in Dauphin County.
An openly gay teen has been harassed in his high school to a point where he dropped-out in the middle of his senior year because he couldn’t withstand the abuse. This prompted a group of classmates to petition for his return. Three hundred students signed the document.
The school’s Gay Straight Alliance – and the boy’s mother – met with the school’s superintendent. Then the group created a committee to examine tolerance within the school, and the possibility of changes in some school policies.
The 15-member group is composed of the superintendent, the high school’s principal, students, teachers, and parents.
Superintendent David Volkman said, “I think the petition speaks volumes about this student and about the majority of students in this school. This is a pretty big issue, and it’s an important one that we need to start talking about.”
Source: Patriot News