Free Juan Valdez

Free Juan Valdez

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Mark Torres started this petition to Superintendent of Hidalgo ISD Xavier Salinas and

Juan Valdez was grossly punished by his school for bringing a fake gun to school even though he was given permission to do so by a teacher.  A video was edited to make him look like he was going to shoot up the school.  I understand that given the climate of school shootings, and the school has every right to be concerned. However, they did not even collect all the information before placing him in an alternative school and turning him over to the police department.

 

Please read the article for more information:  https://valleycentral.com/news/local/teacher-asks-students-to-bring-fake-weapons-student-now-facing-terrorism-charges?fbclid=IwAR2W8pMHJY5Xww1ZumC57HHW7q_8lpSDbz9DpFzmgSGnS_WmoouowaW9SmM

 

By imposing harsh punishments on Juan, the school is giving him even MORE barriers. He does NOT need any more barriers to become successful because he faces so many by just being a Latino/student of color. He wants to work as a law enforcer when he grows up.  He wants to be a productive member of society, and maybe one day impact Latinx students into making wise decisions. 

 

By signing this petition, we are demanding  the release of Juan from the alternative school and to expunge his record from this "so-called violation." 

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