D.A.: Middle-school boys assaulted girls Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Jun 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm
Five Redwood City middle school boys have been arrested for allegedly attempting to sexually assault two 12-year-old girls on a school field trip in March, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
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Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community, on Jun 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm
Clearly, the children AREN'T safe, or perhaps are ALLEGEDLY UNSAFE, given the allegations.
If true, it's horrific.
One of my siblings experienced a nasty incident w/another student during a high school trip to Disneyland. The snot-nosed rich kid football player tried to coerce her into having sex w/him. Didn't work. Down the line, he got his comeuppance.
Posted by JACK, a resident of the Woodside: other neighborhood, on Dec 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm
Perhaps the teacher should spend time prior to any field trip to explain what the appropriate behavior is while on any field trip. Written Field Trip Behavior Rules for the parents and students to read and sign along with the permission slip. Also what the consequences will be if they break a rule. One can't expect the trip supervisors to flawlessly monitor or anticipate what scattered groups of students are up to. The students need to understand there are consequences. My sense is that some of these students don't have much adult supervision at home with both parents working. I suspect their supervision is left to a sibling not much older than them.
Posted by POGO, a resident of the Woodside: other neighborhood, on Dec 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm
I don't disagree that providing students with rules before a field trip is important. I suspect that teachers already do that, but it's probably focused on things like stay with the group, don't run off, etc.
This allegation was an outright sexual assault on two 12 year old girls perpetrated by five boys. Perhaps the teacher's instructions should now include "and don't rape any of your classmates or you'll get in trouble."