Maine students suspended for posting notes calling attention to reports of rapist in school district


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CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (CNN NEWSOURCE) — Three female high school students in Maine were suspended after posting notes in school calling attention to reports of sexual assault in the district.

One of the notes read “There’s a rapist in our school and you know who it is.” Another listed a series of demands including improved methods for reporting sexual assault.

Aela Mansmann said she was trying to draw attention to several incidents of sexual assault over the past year or so that some students felt were being ignored or not properly handled by school officials.

“I definitely am ashamed that, to say that I go to Cape Elizabeth High School with this being their reaction,” Mansmann said.

Dozens of students walked out of class Monday in protest of the suspensions. According to WGME, Mansmann is planning to appeal the suspension.

The school district did not respond to WGME’s request for comment.


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