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#GSAs4Justice: Demand solutions, not suspensions!
In November 2013, Jewlyes Gutierrez, a transgender student from California, was charged with assault for defending herself against bullying at school. A year earlier, Dynasty Young in Indiana was expelled for bringing a stun gun to school after enduring months of harassment based on his sexual orientation and gender expression.
These high-profile cases — and the countless others happening across the country — never should have gone so far. Start a petition with your GSA demanding that restorative justice, not jail, is the FIRST approach your district uses to resolve incidents of bias-based bullying.