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Remove board member Claudia Manley after bullying incidents

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Students aren't allowed to bully each other; they get suspended if they do. Teachers aren't allowed to harass students; they get fired if they do. If teachers and students can't behave in that manner, why should District 86 Board member Claudia Manley be allowed to? She did just that on two consecutive evenings, at Hinsdale South High School, last Thursday and Friday. I was harassed and bullied by Mrs. Manley for exercising my freedom of speech. I was handing out pamphlets for the 2,3,5 slate outside of the school before our spring play on Thursday when she approached me. She immediately began harassing me about the inappropriateness of my behavior, informing me I was ruining her daughter's senior play and a bully. When the adult that was with me tried to intervene, Mrs. Manley stepped around her and continued harassing me. As I tried to walk away, she continued pursuing me. She continued this verbal abuse for ten minutes, occasionally making remarks at the adult I was with. She continued to harass me, even as I became visibly emotional and upset. She only stopped when her husband reminded her that the play was going to start. I have received overwhelming support from my teachers and administrators in this unfortunate situation. However, this behavior shouldn't be acceptable from anyone-- board member, parent, or adult. She should resign her position or be compelled to by the Board of Education.

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