WAKEFIELD (CBS) – A second protest was held outside Wakefield High School on Monday morning over the school’s handling of a student who allegedly posted inappropriate photos of 13 teenage girls. adolescents online.
Hundreds of photos were found on social media site Discord in October. Parents said the photos were taken without the girls’ knowledge and the post urged users to rate the images. Some have been sold.
The parents of the 13 girls told WBZ-TV that the boy who allegedly posted the photos has been suspended and is expected to return to school on Monday. They then received an email informing them that the unidentified student would not be returning on Monday. However, they are disappointed that there is no more information about the student’s possible return date.
Parents and students in #Wakefield are back to protesting in front of the high school. A student who allegedly took inappropriate photos of 13 girls has been scheduled to return today. The girl’s parents said they received an email today saying the student is no longer coming back @wbz pic.twitter.com/4lswFVel3f
– Anna Meiler (@AnnaMeiler) November 22, 2021
Dozens of people came protest friday and another crowd returned Monday morning before classes began. They are concerned about the student returning to the building and feel he has not yet faced the consequences harsh enough.
“We fear that in two weeks we will get an email saying the students will be back and then we will have to go through all of this again. The girls will have to go through this again. A lot of these girls have suffered a lot mentally,” father Robert Imbriano told WBZ on Monday.
“It doesn’t make the kids feel any safer any day he can come back, my kid has to sit in the classroom and fear that one day he’ll walk through the door,” said mother Holly Forti.
“We don’t have to fight for something that’s just a human civil right, to feel safe in education and yes he has a right to be educated, but I believe that’s not necessarily the case. must take place at Wakefield High School,” student Izzy Buckley told WBZ.
Parents are also frustrated with what they say is a lack of communication from the school. The school has said that privacy regulations prevent them from saying much about the situation publicly.
Authorities sent an email to parents last Thursday saying they had immediately begun working with Wakefield Police when it became aware of students’ serious and inappropriate use of social media on Sunday. October.
An internet safety specialist will be working with students in the coming months, according to the administration.