October 21, 2021

NC School Suspends Female Students Protesting Safety After Football Player Charged With Sexual Assault Is Allowed To Play In Football Game

A North Carolina highschool allowed a male pupil charged with sexual assault to proceed enjoying soccer whereas suspending three feminine athletes who organized a walkout in protest.

On October 1, college students staged an all-day walkout in help of girls’s security after the varsity allowed a male soccer to proceed enjoying after being charged with a felony that’s sexual in nature. Regardless of being peaceable in nature, Sereniti Simpson and two different volleyball gamers had been suspended. 

“I went to practice on Monday, to which our coach went on about how disappointed she was in the girls who were there,” Simpson instructed Fox46. “She went on to say we have no right to interrupt a school day.”

The volleyball gamers had been suspended for one sport, whereas the scholar accused of sexually assaulting one other pupil on Olympic Excessive School’s campus might play soccer. Based on the scholars, coaches helped the boy cowl up his ankle monitor so it wouldn’t be seen. 

“If you get your phone taken in class, you’re benched, but yet he can be under investigation for a sexual crime and still get to play on Friday; that is ridiculous,” Simpson instructed WCNC.

Based on faculty officers, the walkout was not sanctioned by the district. A separate indoor demonstration to happen within the faculty’s health club had been deliberate.

On account of how the varsity has dealt with the incident, Simpson determined to not keep on the volleyball staff. Simpson says she doesn’t remorse any of her actions and can proceed to lift consciousness. 

Nonetheless, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Faculties has modified its Code of Conduct handbook for the 2021-2022 faculty 12 months. It now states {that a} pupil who’s “convicted of a crime classified as a felony under North Carolina or federal law … is not eligible to participate in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s sports program.” 

The 15-year-old soccer participant in query has been charged with tried second-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping, and sexual battery.