"Preparing students to be the best for the world"

Believe it or not, we have an epidemic occurring at Vista Ridge High School. Girls are being sexually harassed and/or assaulted within our hallways; and more specifically within our staircases! I thought school was supposed to be a "Safe and secure environment"?! The point of this survey is to bring awareness to an otherwise sensitive and secretive topic. I am advocating for cameras to be put in our stairwells to directly address this loss of security. After some research, I have found that Vista Ridge is equipped with 22 cameras. Now 22 may sound like a lot. However, these cameras are SPECIFICALLY in place to protect the computer labs from theft, NOT US. Personally, this tells me that there is more money put into protecting a piece of plastic, rather than our PRICELESS safety. Your ANONYMOUS answers will provide statistics on the magnitude of this situation. The results from this survey will be presented to our administration and in a speech to our school board; and hopefully spark action. Cameras will provide support to victims, evidence, and a deterrent to assailants. Cameras should be expected for these reasons and we deserve to feel safe at school. THANK YOU for taking the time to answer these questions and please answer honestly. Information is power. Please bring these facts up to peers and encourage them to take this survey as well. I need Vista Ridge’s student body to stand up with me and be the change. Take action against our girls being sexually assaulted. Prepare, prevent and protect.

Definition of SEXUAL HARASSMENT
: uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature especially by a person in authority toward a subordinate (as an employee or student)
Definition of SEXUAL ASSAULT
: illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent

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* 1. Have you heard of sexual harassment or assault occurring at Vista Ridge High School?

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* 2. Have you personally been sexually harassed or assaulted at Vista Ridge High School?

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* 3. If you have heard of or experienced sexual harassment or assault, where did it occur?

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* 4. If you have heard of or experienced sexual harassment or assault, how did you handle it?

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* 5. Do you think there is a solution to students being sexually assaulted or harassed?

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* 6. Has a friend, relative, or even acquaintance confided in you that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted?

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* 7. Use this comment box if you are directly associated with sexual assault, or know stories associated with these events. I want your story to be heard, your input matters. Please use this comment box to anonymously tell your story. Your story or comments will be printed and given to the administration and the school board as direct feedback.

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