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Petition calls for tougher punishment after Westside incident

Posted at 10:22 PM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-15 00:14:59-05

A Westside High School student has started a petition after three students mixed bodily fluids with frosting and watched their home economics teacher eat it.

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The students are currently facing a misdemeanor charge for disturbing the peace.

“It has been really uncomfortable, really quite, the school is urging teachers to not talk about it,” said Westdie Junior Ella Hubbard.

District 66 is not disclosing how they are disciplining the boys.

“I think it needs to be talked about, I think it is sexual assault, what they did was disgusting,” said Hubbard.

She said she decided to create a petition on Change.Org to give people an easy way to share how they feel about the situation.

“It got a wider spread than I was expecting, but I think that is really good because I think it is no longer a community issue it is a bigger issue.”

Superintendent Blane McCann issued a statement saying "We have offered our complete support to the staff member involved. I do want to make it clear that this type of behavior is not tolerated in any of our schools."

Hubbard said she wants to show the number of people who are upset by the student's actions.

“You can't just say that a lot of people support you, you can't say I’ve heard a lot of people talking, you have to have the numbers,” she said.

The petition had more than 1,000 signatures Wednesday evening, and Hubbard said she will take it to Superintendent McCann when she thinks there is enough.