Ohio Mom: School Punished My Child for Witnessing Sex

14-year-old banned from dance for not turning in two fornicating classmates
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 16, 2011 2:39 PM CDT
Ohio Mom: School Punished My Child for Witnessing Sex
14-year-old punished for not turning in two fornicating classmates.   (?ThoseGuys119)

(Newser) – A Dayton, Ohio, mother says a charter school is punishing her daughter for not immediately reporting that she saw two classmates having sex on a school bus and for changing her seat during the bus trip, reports the AP. Saundra Roundtree's 14-year-old daughter changed seats with a boy who wanted to sit beside a girl on a school trip, but was afraid to say anything when she later saw them having sex.

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The charter school has barred Roundtree's daughter from attending her eighth-grade prom and picnic, a punishment that the mother finds unfair. "That says that 'yeah, you go ahead and tell, but you are going to get in trouble for it,' " says Roundtree, who added that chaperones were watching a movie on the bus. "Even if she knew about the act, I feel like the chaperones should have known about it before her." The school did not immediately return calls for comment. The two other students were suspended, according to WHIO-TV in Dayton. (Read more school suspension stories.)

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