TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — As a parent, when you send your children to school, you want them to be safe.
One Twin Falls father learned, however, that not only was his daughter attacked on campus but there was video evidence of the altercation.
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One evening in mid-October, Leslie Montgomery said her daughter received a barrage of emails to her school email account. Montgomery said her daughter— a seventh grader at the Christian private school Greenleaf Friends Academy — had been the subject of bullying by fellow students since enrolling in the school last year.
Idaho high school students reported less bullying, cigarette smoking and sexual activity in the State Department of Education’s biannual youth risk behavior survey. But teens reported increased e-cigarette use, feelings of hopelessness and suicidal thoughts.
About 2.5 million children in the U.S. currently are homeless, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. That number is rising as house prices and rental costs continue to grow in cities large and small, and the trend is clearly visible in Boise — the fastest-growing city in the nation.
Guided by two grant-funded program coordinators, Farnsworth teachers regularly hold circle discussions to build relationships with and among their students. And when something does go wrong, they hold additional circle dialogues, either in small groups or as an entire class, to repair the harm.
When it comes to sexual assault cases that universities haven’t handled well, the examples are as ubiquitous as they are alarming. A recent reported assault from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities that involved 10 college football players, a recruit, and horrifying rape allegations from a female student showed every indication of being yet another heartbreaking statistic.