Students protest outside Lakeview High School in response to school’s handling of sexual assault

Accused, victim both suspended

Several students were protesting outside of Lakeview High School in response to an incident of sexual harassment that they said was handled inappropriately.

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – Several students were protesting outside of Lakeview High School in response to an incident of sexual assault that they said was handled inappropriately.

The protest was held Thursday (May 19) and grew to around 10 students and one parent. The students said a girl was groped on Monday and the boy who did it was only suspended for three days. They said the victim was also suspended.

They said several people protested the school’s handling of the incident by walking out of class on Tuesday and they were all suspended for three days.

Superintendent of Lakeview Public Schools, Karl Paulson, released the following statement:

“Lakeview takes every allegation, report or information brought to our attention seriously and conducts timely, appropriate investigations and follow up. When needed, discipline is meted out. In more serious instances, our staff will work closely with police authorities when the need arises.”

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