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Posted: Saturday, November 5, 2011 6:30 pm

There are many harmful schoolyard incidents that seem to be on the increase right here in Montana, including Kalispell, Columbia Falls and Whitefish. This leads to vulnerability among the younger students along with escalating risk of injury or harm.

The focus of this article is student-upon-student assault and sexual assault along with the duties of the Kalispell School District under Montana civil law. Strong anti-bullying and anti-hostile student environment policies are important but do not help if not properly enforced in a prioritized common-sense manner. While I have no specific evidence of failure to enforce policies in the Glacier High School bus assault case, one student accused of serious assault has already been returned to school. While possession of tobacco or marijuana merit immediate suspension and expulsion, it appears that allegations of sexual assault and assault do not.

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          2 comments:

          • SavageJoe posted at 10:18 pm on Thu, Nov 10, 2011.

            SavageJoe Posts: 8

            Thank you for a well thought out opinion piece that give us laypersons a insight into the situation.

             
          • PerpetuallyOptimistic posted at 6:57 pm on Sun, Nov 6, 2011.

            PerpetuallyOptimistic Posts: 30

            Well written and consice! Thank you for pointing out priorities in regards to tobacco and assault. I have observed the same. I hope they publish an investigation too. Thanks for taking the time to send in your opinion, it's much appreciated.