Teachers Accused Of Writing "S" For Sinner On Gay Student’s Hands
In one instance, a Paloma Valley High School student alleged a teacher wrote an “S” on her hand and called her “a sinner.” In another, a student group says it was barred from doing an activity for gay and lesbian history month, though an ethnic student group could. An openly gay senior says he was unfairly disciplined after a dispute with a classmate who he says harassed him. Teachers and students took their concerns to Paloma Valley administrators, the school board and the ACLU. District officials say they are addressing the complaints. “We take them very, very seriously,” said Leslie Ventuleth, spokeswoman for the Perris Union High School District and its chief human resources officer.
The school has held recent anti-bullying assemblies and says it has disciplined the “sinner” teacher, whose name is being withheld due to employee confidentiality rules.
People should be outraged that this kind of harassment and torture is going on in our school system. Can you imagine the emotional scares that are being left on these kids? This is just unacceptable.