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Group plans protest over Butler High incident

A small group demanding a change to bullying policies at Huntsville City schools came together during a meeting Sunday. A small group demanding a change to bullying policies at Huntsville City schools came together during a meeting Sunday.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Many in the community are outraged over a recent alleged assault at Butler High School.

Now some are taking a stand against Huntsville City Schools, demanding a change to bullying policies.  The mother of the Butler High student said her daughter was beaten and stripped of her shirt and bra in a school bathroom on September 17th.

A group of people came together Sunday during a meeting a Big Spring Park in Huntsville. The group said they want to put pressure on the school district to take action, to make sure something like this doesn't happen again.

The group believes the school district mishandled the situation, and did not react in an appropriate or timely manner.

"There was a breakdown in the system at no fault of the family or the victim. the system has policies and procedures in place. They were not followed," said Terri Michal, rally organizer.

They say it took too long for the alleged victim to be transferred to another school. The group hopes changes will be made that will improve protocols, and that will empower teachers and students to speak out.

They will be rallying at the School Board Monday at 11 a.m. and again on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

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