Stop Sexual Assault of Elementary Students

Target: Betsy DeVos, United States Secretary of Education

Goal: Demand school systems increase their efforts to protect young students from sexual assault.

Chaz Wing was twelve years old when he was held at knifepoint and brutally raped by his classmates, and his is not the only story of such harrowing abuse. According to reports, thousands of students as young as elementary school age are being sexually assaulted by their peers, and despite schools being warned not to ignore this problem, it continues to happen.

This has been an ongoing problem since 2011, and it continues to escalate. This goes beyond bullying, which is enough of an epidemic on its own, and into a clear violation of the safety and rights of these students. An investigation had uncovered 17,000 instances of rape and assault among students over a four-year period, and the numbers have yet to decrease over time.

Schools are supposed to keep students safe, and many have failed to do so. In Chaz’s case, his attackers were treated as the victims of false accusation and protected by the authorities, and other schools simply ignore the problem. This is not acceptable, and it must stop. Sign this petition to demand schools across the country increase their protection of victims and their punishment of assailants.


Dear Secretary DeVos,

There is an epidemic of sexual assault among students occurring in the United States. Many children have reported being gang raped by their own classmates, and that their schools did nothing to aid them. From 2011 to 2015 alone, there were 17,000 cases discovered via an investigation, and the number continues to climb.

Schools are supposed to protect students, but they are either sweeping the problem under the rug or in the case of Chaz Wing, protecting his attackers from what they believe to be false accusation. One girl’s rape was covered up when the faculty cleaned the site of the attack. Another girl was promised that her school would report her assault to the authorities only to discover they never did.

This cannot continue to happen. Schools are a place of learning, a place where students should be kept safe. You must require the schools to pay attention to and address the problem; not only must assailants be punished and victims be supported, but we must prevent further cases from happening. We cannot let schools become a place where rape and sexual assault are normalized and ignored.


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  1. Kathryn Irby says:

    Stop Sexual Assault of Elementary School Children–NOW!!! Unacceptable!!!

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    stop sexual assult in middle and high schools! there is no 1 way to date anybody. nobody should have sex at school!

  3. Asking Betsy DeVos to condemn these acts may succeed. That she will follow through is highly unlikely. These are children whose concerns shouldn’t have to be more than a skinned knee or who they’ll sit with at lunch. Sexual assault and rape, horrific at any age, of a child is incomprehensible. That anyone, for any reason, would protect the perpetrators while vilifying these fragile victims is an inhumane act. I do not wish these people’s families suffer these atrocities, but I do wish Betsy and others who condone this behavior, could feel the pain and anguish they are ignoring.

  4. Mrs. Devos it is time you do something right for our children of the United States. The sexual assaults on our children in this country at our schools needs to stop. Show the country we are better than that. And please stop focusing on AMWAY. People do not like Amway. It is full of fake religion.

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