North Andover High Reviewing Controversial 'School Safety Plan'

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North Andover High School. (Shari Small/WBZ NewsRadio)

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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — North Andover High School is now reviewing its "school safety plan," which makes student victims of sexual assault limit their movements around school and keep a distance from their alleged attacker, following pressure from students and parents.

The review follows a Thursday night meeting where members of the school community voiced their anger over the policy.

As part of the "school safety plan," alleged victims of sexual assault sign a contract agreeing to avoid their alleged assaulter—and if they break it, they could be disciplined.

Last week, hundreds of students walked out of class in protest and in support of one victim.

North Andover Students Walkout Over School Sexual Assault Policy
North Andover Students Walkout Over School Sexual Assault Policy
Dozens of students walked out of North Andover High School to support victims of sexual assault Wednesday.

Anna, a student who took part in the protest, spoke to WBZ NewsRadio.

"I think that's unfair, that she had to sign a contract saying which halls she would and wouldn't go in, everything outlined like that," she said.

It all came to a head after North Andover student Eliezer Tuttle, 18, was charged with rape in a case out of New Hampshire earlier in March.

At least three North Andover High students have accused Tuttle of sexually assaulting them.

WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports

 

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