Demonstrators hold signs during a protest in New York City, New York [Jeenah Moon/Reuters]
A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Now, she is taking the school district to court.
Aela Mansmann, a 15-year-old sophomore at Cape Elizabeth High School outside Portland, Maine, has been at odds with Cape Elizabeth Schools for a month after posting a note in a toilet that said: “There’s a rapist in our school and you know who it is.” She and two other students who left similar notes were ordered suspended.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maine is taking on Mansmann’s case and