‘See Something, Say Something’ can be thorny when it comes to schools

Tuesday, December 12, 2023
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Go to the webpage for Mooresville Graded Schools and you’ll see a prominent button labeled “See Something / Say Something.” It’s become a motto for schools across the country, as adults encourage students to report anything that might head off violence, bullying, sexual harassment or self-harm.

That’s why Bruce Johnson was dismayed when he learned that his 14-year-old son was facing suspension for trying to report a sexually inappropriate Snapchat message to a teacher at Mooresville Middle School.

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