Faggot List-3 Students Reportedly Face Discipline

Eric Hamber Secondary School student says the three 12th graders who allegedly created a 'bullying list' are 'not mean guys' (Source:Screen grab / CTV story)

(Edge) A list of 100 classmates at Eric Hamber Secondary School in Vancouver was created and circulated by a trio of Grade 12 students — a list that reportedly called those included the school's "Biggest Faggots," and also used racial slurs, news outlets reports.

National broadcast company CTV characterized the document was a "bullying list," and said that it was compiled and shared by seniors at the school via Google Docs.

CTV said that the students responsible for the list was "disciplined," but did not specify in what manner. The report also said that the list contained 100 names of students at the school and included "homophobic slurs and other derogatory terms."

The Vancouver School Board acknowledged what it called a "serious breach" of the school's "Code of Conduct," and said that the city's public schools strive to offer a "safe, inclusive, equitable and welcoming learning and working environment."

More details were reported by the Vancouver Sun, which said that three students at the 12th grade level had been "suspended for their role" in the list, and quoted Vancouver School Board spokesperson Patricia MacNeil, who said, "The school principal has provided a letter to parents indicating that every step is being taken to address the matter."

MacNeil did not confirm the report of students being suspended, but told the media that "appropriate disciplinary actions will be taken in addition to ensuring students and staff receive the support they need."

Citynews1130.com reported on the story, and quoted University of British Columbia professor Elizabeth Saewyc, who studies the effects that stigma have on marginalized youth. Saewyc worried that LGBTQ students on the list could have been outed against their wishes, and warned, "This kind of outing is not benign." At the same time, she said, non-LGBTQ students who were included on the list could also be affected.

The report also said that Saewyc theorizes that the students were emulating the sort of divisive rhetoric that now characterizes politics.

The sister of one student named on the list told NEWS 1130 that the list had been titled "something along the lines of 'The biggest Faggots at Eric Hamber.' "

Another student — a male who purported to be acquainted with the students who generated the list, whom had characterized as "not mean guys" — told CTV that the original list didn't include any demeaning language, and claimed that the offensive language had been put in later on. But he did not explain why the list had been created in the first place.

Video, Via Youtube: News1130

 


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