Tuesday, June 13, 2017

John Thompson: Sexual assault in schools: Report praises Norman - NonDoc

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Sexual assault in schools: Report praises Norman


We Oklahomans need to take the time to look at ourselves the way that the rest of the nation does. Recent high-profile stories in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press and National Public Radio reveal the worst and the best of our state.
The latest special report by the AP and NPR’s Reveal focused on an important success. Even better, it was Oklahoma students who drove the effort to right a wrong that has long been ignored.
Schoolhouse Sex Assault, the Associated Press’ year-long special investigation of state and federal records, found “roughly 17,000 official reports of sex assaults by students … from fall 2011 to spring 2015.” This figure undoubtedly underestimates the “hidden horror” of sexual abuse.
Oklahoma was cited in the concluding NPR report, which described what works in protecting kids. It recalled the 2014 case at Norman High School where:
Three girls said that after they reported being assaulted, they were 
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