DANVILLE, California. – The parents of a 16-year-old girl who was filmed urinating in a bathroom stall say the officials at a California high school did not do enough to punish the offender, who was given a three-day suspension after she admitted to placing the video on social media.
The 17-year-old girl, a star athlete at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, was arrested, but allowed to return to school the next day, will remain on her team and take part in the championship of The East Bay Times reported.
The victim is his mother, Denise Lynch, accused school district officials of not properly respond to the incident, because the girl stays in the school. She said that her daughter and her numbers drop, and that they emotionally suffer by having to face her tormentor at school.
“If it is reported, you do nothing, you minimize, you sweep it under the rug,” Lynch told board members in a meeting Tuesday.
“My daughter has not told us . or God forbid suicide, would anyone be asking himself: ‘What more could have been done?’ Now is the time to do something,” her husband Sean Lynch said.
The Lynch found out about the video was posted on Instagram in April, months after it was filmed in November by a mobile phone under a bathroom stall.
A San Ramon Valley Unified School District spokeswoman declined to discuss the district’s response to the incident, citing the privacy of students. She said that the police reported the incident to school officials, who investigated and took disciplinary measures.
In general, the district utilizes progressive discipline, which means that the type of discipline will depend, in part, a student’s past behavioral history. We are also increasing the use of restorative practices, if possible,” Elizabeth Graswich said.
The girl was arrested and cited for violation of privacy, that is a crime, Danville police spokesman Geoff Gillette said. Her case is being reviewed by the Contra Costa County Juvenile Probation Department, he said.