In this Friday, May 26, 2017 photo, parents Denise and Sean Lynch are photographed at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Calif. (Dan Honda/East Bay Times via AP)
The parents of 16-year-old California girl are outraged after finding out that their daughter was filmed while using the restroom at school. They are even more outraged that the school isn’t doing enough to punish the punk who did the dirty deed. She only received a 3-day suspension, even after she admitted to posting the video to social media.
According to The East Bay Times reported, the 17-year-old perp was arrested, yet allowed to return to school the next day AND remain on her San Ramon Valley High School team and participate in their championship game.
This does not sound like much of a punishment. Denise Lynch, the victim’s mother, is raising a ruckus with the school for their lack of response to the horrible incident. Lynch said, “When it is reported to you, you do nothing, you minimize it, you sweep it under the rug.”
Her husband, Sean Lynch, also added, “Had my daughter not told us . or God forbid killed herself, everyone would be asking themselves: ‘What more could have been done?’ Now is the time to do something.”
Fox News reports:
The victim’s mom, Denise Lynch, accused school district officials of failing to properly respond to the incident by allowing the girl stay in the school. She said her daughter’s grades dropped and that she is suffering emotionally by having to face her tormentor at school.
The Lynches found out about the video when it was posted on Instagram in April, months after it was filmed in November by a cellphone from under a bathroom stall.
A San Ramon Valley Unified School District spokeswoman declined to discuss the district’s response to the incident, citing student privacy. She said police reported the incident to school officials, who investigated it and took disciplinary action.
In general, “the district uses progressive discipline, meaning that the type of discipline may in part depend on a student’s past behavioral history. We are also increasingly using restorative practices when possible,” Elizabeth Graswich said.
The girl was arrested and cited for invasion of privacy, which is a misdemeanor, Danville police spokesman Geoff Gillette said. Her case will be reviewed by the Contra Costa County Juvenile Probation Department, he said.
That girl needs to be pulled off her team and suspended for much longer, or even expelled. Once something is on the internet, it is never truly gone. She could have ruined the victim’s life!
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