Demand State Legislators to Enact a ZERO TOLERANCE HARASSMENT LAW in every state.
  • Petitioned Mr. Dennis Carlson

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Superintendent=Anoka-Hennepen school district.
Mr. Dennis Carlson
Executive Director Minnesota Board of School Administrators
Mr. Stan Mack ll

Demand State Legislators to Enact a ZERO TOLERANCE HARASSMENT LAW in every state.

    1. DeGuyz in Mississippi
    2. Petition by

      DeGuyz in Mississippi

      Poplarville, MS

While there has been progress in a few school districts across this country, we are still losing kids to suicide at an alarming rate. http://www.startribune.com/local/north/148347625.html

It's up to each and every one of us to stand up for those who can't defend themselves. THEY ARE OUR FUTURE! Thanks for your support in putting these lawmakers on notice that YOU won't stand for their ignorance any longer. They have to make the laws for the schools to enforce. It's that simple. Please take the time to forwayd this to anyone you know. We can't afford to lose any more brilliant minds.

 

His name is Justin. Lawmakers in his state and his country failed to protect him. Anoka-Hennepen school district may be getting the message. There's a lot more school districts that need to get in board. Since educators and school administrators across this country duck behind the widely embraced neutrality policies in regards to  youth and bullying, they appear to have no effective policy to address the assault and harassment of ANY of the students. Are school administrators and teachers afraid? His mother revealed recently that not only did the students get away with tormenting him, but some teachers did as well. Did they not ever grow up? Lawmakers need to stop the suicides now with laws currently on the books. 

 http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/schoolviolence_factsheet-a.pdf

 

In a response email from the Kentucky Attorney General, he says that it is the STATE LAWMAKERS who have the power to make and mandate enforcement of these laws. So let this petition put them on notice that the deaths of these children fall at their doorsteps. Assault is against the law In every state. Schools report drugs and weapons violations to law enforcement and the same must apply to verbal and physical assault (Bullying). Lawmakers do not need to classify these crimes under a different catagory. Document and Report. If the school doesn't make an official report of an incident when it happens, then it is up to the parents to report it to law enforcement. Audio and video are at everyone's disposal. Get the evidence you need to move forward. The targets of this petition cover all 50 states. Lawmakers are the ones that are responsible for enforcing school districts to be in compliance. It's the kids schools, the kids states and the kids country. They do have a right to be protected, and it is up to us as adults to ensure that happens. With the recents events involving an educator at a Flager Palm Coast High School named Floyd Binkley and allegations of anti gay/harassing remarks against a student, this petition will put them on notice as well. School entities are liable for the conduct of their employee's. If you have been a victim of bullying, You can tell your story and be a part of the solution for students who will follow in your path. The hearing in Washington is less than 2 weeks away. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=pwaqy9aab&v=001SEg_mP6bgKQF1WBbTZAKJaH4nB3GpTKlZ6hSpPioIJTzkhAQA0GQXTUN-IBk5CPHjEPCaqR51GgEePS8Xtu_x85LRe0baAtSM3BiHHTLBK9xe1dlI9ve8Rd1UqUbafDDHpspjF67W-U%3D

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    1. Another victim of bullying. And he wasn't even gay.

      DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      Please share this petition with friends and family. It's up to us for force lawmakers to act. They enacted zero tolerance for weapons and drugs on campuses. Now they need to enact zero tolerance for assault and harassment and force these school districts into compliance. Thank you. Jimmy

    2. VIctim fights back!

      DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      Another case of bullying where it appears the school is protecting the bully. The student in this story has every right to protect himself if that is his only option.
      UPDATE: This student was attacked at the local mall shortly after his story went public.

    3. Another petition on Anoka-Hennepen school district needs your support.

      DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      This COMPLAINT centers on Superintendent Dennis Carlson’s long-term and ongoing failure to uphold the constitutionally-mandated separation of church and state in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      With yet another life taken 2 days ago within the Anoka-Hennepin school district, the question remains as to what is really going on. The latest student, Jordan Yenor fell victim to the hate that exists at his school. His friends are shocked along with his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

    6. DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      If you have been a victim or know someone who has, you are urged to share your story to the federal government. Be a part of history in this first ever hearing dedicated to bullying and harassment in our schools. Justin's mother Tammy Aaberg will be speaking to the commission. We miss you Justin and we know you are watching over us.

    7. DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      We added several more targets to this petition in light of another school educator in another state using anti gay slurs against a student. The allegations against a Mr. Floyd Binkley, a wood shop teacher who is being accused of improper conduct. The school has been non responsive to complaints. Allow them to be advised. It won't go away. The entity is responsible for its employee's.

    8. DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      It appears that Massachusetts is the first state to take a positive step in addressing the issue of bullying. It is after all, up to lawmakers to see the laws enforced. The Governor has signed measures to implement a standard for school districts to follow. Thanks for continuing to share and promote this petition. 49 states to go.

    9. DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      Justin has many friends who along with his family have suffered a great loss. The pain will not go away and neither will the drive to end bullying in schools. His mother revealed the other day that not only were students guilty of hate, some educators are guilty as well. Some teachers who never grew up. Thanks to everyone for their support and a reminder to share this with friends and family as often as you can. Together we can help put an end to the violence in our schools.

    10. Reached 250 signatures
    11. DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      Another hate crime that led to an untimely death of someone you would never expect. A mother.

    12. DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      Bullying starts in childhood and as sad as it is, continues throughout their life. As adults, the acts are more severe with damaging results. Here are some additional petitions deserving of your support.

    13. DeGuyz in Mississippi
      Petition Organizer

      Every petition sends a message. All of the petitions combined make a powerful statement.

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    • Rebecca Krone ANOKA, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      Anoka Halloween Parade Committee- Anoka , MN: Allow the students of Justin's Gift organization to walk in the parade. - Sign the Petition!

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    • Rebecca Krone ANOKA, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      Anoka Halloween Parade Committee- Anoka , MN: Allow the students of Justin's Gift organization to walk in the parade. - Sign the Petition!

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    • Michelle Thayer CENTURIA, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      This is important to me because I love my son. I have watched my amazing and wonderful be tortured physically and emotionally at the hands of bullies for 5+ years. I have had it! Nothing happens to the offenders, but my son will live with anger, anxiety, depression issues for the rest of his life, and he's only 15. I cannot tell you how mad this makes me. But, he's not the only one who has suffered, because bullying affects the entire family of the victim. We need to enact laws to stop this form of torture and torment. No matter what the age of the offender, there needs to be consequence, and to their parents as well if the offender is a minor. We need to send the message that bullying is not acceptable and will no longer be tolerated. I live in a very small community, and in the past 3 years, 5 teens(that I know of) have committed suicide as a direct result of bullying. WHY? This can be avoided if our government would just recognize that our children, our future, is in serious jeopardy. The sooner laws are enacted, the better. It is not OK to abuse another human being, and bullying is a form of abuse and/or torture.

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    • John Odom GLEN ALLEN, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      How many brilliant minds have we already lost due to intolerance? We are leaders of the world. Act like it. Be responsible. Its the right thing to do.

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    • trisha mogan BROOKHAVEN, MS
      • over 2 years ago

      Every school says it has a zero tolerance policy for harassment. But, they don't. Teachers and headmasters ignore the complaints from parents, and it's just sad how mean some children are. It should not be allowed.

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