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Hi, I just wanted to share the hellish nightmare I endured in high school. Presently I am 21 and finishing my third year of university. I attended a catholic high school in Calgary, AB, Canada. In Canada, Catholic schools receive provincial funding in the same manner as secular public schools.

My problems began immediately only one week in the tenth grade. I was constantly bullied do to my sexual orientation and assaulted by other pupils. The school did absolutely nothing to stop this bullying, wait scratch that. I don't particularly care for the word bullying assault is assault in my eyes and should be dealt with by law enforcement as such. I told my parents that is was being hit not revealing to them the true nature as to why. My mom went to school and demanded action, the perpetrators were talked to by administration and things quieted down for a brief period of time. Then came a different incident all together, I fell into a rough crowd whom were heavily involved with illicit drugs. I did not use any substances and they had the decency to respect that fact. One of the my friends lets just call her ashley was busted by the admin. Needless to say the police were called.

I apologize if my post has been long, let me get to the damn point. School admin and their henchmen only pursue legal action if it does not hurt their image directly. The whole system is utterly contradictory and must be dismantled and reformed. I theorize that cell phone policies have nothing to do with posing a distraction, but that the admin are more concerned about evidence being garnered and used in subsequent legal action. To all other whom have suffered, hit these fuckers where it hurts. IN THE WALLET! Civil action is the best recourse against the indoctrination system. I plan to post more of my accounts of hell. Feel free to ask me anything.
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Welcome to School Survival!

It's horrible indeed that schools only act to preserve their own images, and won't even step in to save someone from assault unless it harms their image. Luckily you know how to hit them where it hurts.

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Wow. Be glad you're out.

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Welcome!

I think they were banning cellphones long before they evolved the ability to record anything, but yeah, that might have something to do with why they don't want them now.

What are you studying in university?

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Interesting post . Last year in october, I had an accident at school and the jerks that bullied me were punished by school, but when school knew that my mother went to police to resolve this problem in court, they started to flip back to what that idiots were doing to me like throwing rocks and calling names at school. schools just want to preserve their image thats absolutely true. And happened more ... my sister have been continuously bullied at her school and the school do nothing, they even protect the bullies! That's just insane...
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Welcome. I am new as well.

Your story is...terrible. I'm so sorry you had to go through that. Are things better now at your university?
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I'm glad it's behind me. I feel awful for anyone putting with the bullshit today as I can only imagine it's much worse for teens today. I'm glad to be close to finishing my bachelor of finance. Isolated, your story is one of many I have witnessed. People must start holding these schools liable for this shit. Many districts have been successfully sued across Canada and the US.
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Isolated is in Portugal, if you're wondering.

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