Enact a zero tolerance component in policy against violence and bullying
  • Petitioned Caledonia High School - School Board

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Caledonia High School - School Board

Enact a zero tolerance component in policy against violence and bullying

    1. Lindsey Shull
    2. Petition by

      Lindsey Shull

      Fairfax, VA

It is our understanding that Michigan's Caledonia High School currently does not enforce a zero tolerance policy against violence and bullying. There have been multiple incidents in 2012 alone involving bullying and physical harm from student to student. Currently the "penalty" for violence is five days suspension with no academic repercussions. This petition is of grave importance to everyone. We are urging Caledonia Public Schools to immediately enact a more comprehensive solution with a zero tolerance component in order to effectively put an end to this destructive behavior.

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    1. School Board is Enacting Anti-Bullying Procedures!

      Lindsey Shull
      Petition Organizer

      The change in policy was inevitable with Michigan being one of only three states without anti-bullying legislation in place. In late 2011, Michigan passed a new law requiring schools to enact anti-bullying policies. We have met with the School Board and have suggested specific pieces for the new procedures such as mandatory anger management classes for offenders before returning to school after suspension or expulsion in the more severe cases. We feel that these demand understanding of the severity of offense as well as encourage genuine change. Our hope is not only for a physically safe, but a socially safe, environment for students attending Caledonia Schools. Thank you all for your continued support!

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. We have reached 175 signatures!

      Lindsey Shull
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all so much for your support of the petition! We already have 175 signatures in a mere day and a half! In order to get the school board's attention we must collect more signatures! Please send to any family or friends you think might be willing to take a minute and support our cause! Thank you again!

      Lindsey Shull

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Dana Bravata KISSIMMEE, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      It is very important for students to feel safe at school in order to receive a well rounded experience and education. Teen suicide has been on the rise although not in Caledonia High School it is a problem with the country. We must stand up for those being Bullied and stand up to those who are bullies and get behind the problem.

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    • Mariam Alwarith VIENNA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have a little sister in highschool too :)

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    • Rendel Sogueco MONTCLAIR, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      All children have a right to a SAFE education... STOP BULLYING NOW! Create protection for all children to be able to learn in a SAFE environment.

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    • Tom Carter ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Bullying not only scars the recipient, but it can also scar the bully. Most of these kids will grow up to have a conscience and will be plagued by guilt for what they did to an innocent victim. They too will be served by learning that it is wrong.

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    • Lauren Beverly UPPER MARLBORO, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I was bullied from 8th-11th grade because I listened to Michael Jackson. It got to the point where they called my house and harassed my family. It stopped my junior year of high school. I am now 29 and I still remember. I don't think the school had a zero tolerance rule. It's time to change http://www.change.org/petitions/caledonia-high-school-school-board-enact-a-zero-tolerance-component-in-policy-against-violence-and-bullying?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition&utm_term=own_wallthat.

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