#flashbackfriday to a weekend with the amazing youth leaders from Fresno County joining up with 250+ young people from all over California who represent the different counties of @cfnlp. So honored to lead a workshop to equip young people and adult allies the value in building up your team, inspired by our young people from #RooseveltHighSchool FNL awarded FNL Chapter of the Year (Fresno, turned out!), and had so much fun hanging out with our peeps. Thank you @ylinstitute and thank you x10000 @cfnlp for an incredible weekend! We are #bettertogether
This dancer, at the fair, was gracious enough to pose, in her beautiful traditional dress, with an awesome smile...
Wish us luck at the @aspofdallas #talentshow next week! We’re working really hard for this competition.... and check it out! We made it to the flyer! That picture is from when we won 1st place at last seasons competition! #GrandPrize here we come. Game face on for a little friendly competition 😎
A D.C. high school principal captured on tape ridiculing a student who had reported a #sexualassault was placed on administrative leave Thursday by city officials amid growing calls for the principal’s ouster.
The action came after The Washington Post reported that Aqueelha James, principal of #RooseveltHighSchool in Northwest Washington, talked to colleagues about “embarrassing” a freshman who alleged she was assaulted on campus.
The student and her mother filed a lawsuit against James and the D.C. government in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia claiming that the principal failed to adequately investigate the sexual assault allegations and that she defamed the girl by impugning her credibility to #policeofficers.
James did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday and Thursday.
The family’s attorney, Kasey Murray, provided The Post with an email that appeared to show that the student’s mother sent the recording of James’s remarks to the D.C. Public Schools civil rights office in July 2017. Murray also said the mother shared the tape with David Pinder, an instructional superintendent who oversees more than half the school system’s high schools.
The school system said it launched and closed an investigation months ago into the handling of the case but declined to provide details of that review.
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) said Thursday that she listened to the recording and called on D.C. Public Schools to reexamine James’s conduct.
The mayor said she is reviewing “the whole of the investigation including DCPS, MPD and onto prosecutors. So there’s a whole lot of things we want to make sure happened correctly. But what we know wasn’t correct was the language used whether it was in private or in front of the student.”
The Post does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault without their consent and is not naming the girl or her mother.
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