posted at 16:51
Author: Katie Sola
Students walk out, protestors slam high school over bullying of rape victims
Up to 1,000 demonstrators massed outside the high school in the town of Norman, Oklahoma, on Monday, protesting what they said was the school's failure to protect three teenage rape victims from bullying. They were joined when Norman High School students staged a walkout at 9:20 am, many armed with an official excuse to miss school from their parents, the The Oklahoman reported. The crowd chanted "No justice, no class" and "No more bullying," through bullhorns. On Friday, Jezebel broke a harrowing story about the Oklahoma high school. Three teenage girls allege they were raped by a fellow student and bullied at school afterwards, to the point where they had to leave school. The boy allegedly passed a video of himself raping one of the girls around the school, and all three victims were subjected to what Jezebel called "a campaign of harassment, intimidation and silencing." Fearing for their safety, the three girls are no longer attending NHS. The Jezebel story sparked outrage and brought national attention to the town. On Monday, they submitted a list of demands to Norman High School Principal Scott Beck, urging him to request a police investigation and revamp its bullying and harassment policies.

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