A 14-year-old girl was recently raped by six boys inside the Northwest campus of Dunbar High School in Washington, DC. The rape occurred during school hours. The six male students, all juveniles, have been arrested for this crime. They were charged with first degree sexual assault, reports the Washington Post. How could this horrific crime happen at Dunbar High School? Dunbar High School is located at the 1300 block of New Jersey Avenue in Washington, DC.
Dunbar High School: Gang Rape
The sexual assault occurred in a staircase of the school, reports WUSA. Just how is it possible that no one noticed a group of six boys gathering together outside of the classroom during school hours? And how did they manage to rape a girl in a stairwell of Dunbar High School without any adult in the school seeing or hearing something unusual?
Lax Security at Dunbar High School
It sounds like Dunbar High School in Washington, DC has extremely lax security. If a student can be raped in the school building during school hours too many kids are floating the school around unsupervised. It means the administrators are not keeping the school in control. I wonder what the principal was doing at the moment a girl was being gang raped in his or her school building?
Schools Need Security Cameras
It sounds like Dunbar High School has a dire need for security cameras to monitor all areas of the school constantly. And yes, a security system is expensive. I imagine the lawsuit the parents of the girl who was raped on school property will bring against the school district will cost the district a lot more than security cameras would have. And how many more girls will be attacked in this building? How many attacks and subsequent lawsuits will occur before the district ups the security level?
Parenting is a Tough Job
Being a parent is a tough job under any circumstances. But to have a child return home from school to tell a parent that she was gang raped in the school building is just tragic. Parents expect their kids to be safe in a school building. To hear that a child was attacked by six people at school is something too horrific to imagine.
Last year there was also a horrific gang rape in California during a school dance. That attack occurred outside on school property. How can such violence occur in a supposedly supervised school event? That girl’s father was waiting to pick his daughter up from the dance and could not find her.
Why are So Many Predators Ganging Up to Attack Females?
And just what is going on with young men today that they participate in the rape of another student at school? They certainly would not like to be held down and gang raped. So why would they do it to a female? It is tragic that so many young women are getting attacked by predators. And only cowards gang up on anyone let alone a female.
Schools Need to be More Proactive about Crime
Schools need to tighten up security and ensure that female students are safe in the school building. If schools cannot protect students what does that say about our society? Don’t schools understand that it is better to be proactive and ensure that a school is fully monitored then wait until a horrific crime occurs?
It is horrific that so many urban high schools are so completely out of control. What must the girl at Dunbar High School who was gang raped must have been feeling as she realized she was outnumbered. No girl should ever have that feeling of terror in a school building. And she certainly should not be raped on school property. What a tragedy.
The stuff going on in schools now is astonishing. Many schools have an acute need for more security. And many schools have very high crime rates and they lie on the statistics they submit to the states. And the states know this, because if the crime rate is outrageous outside of the school you can be sure there’s substantial crime going on inside the school too. But the state ignores the bogus crime statistics and blithely posts crime statistics in the newspaper that are so lowball people burst into hysterical laughter when they see them.
New Federal Laws Needed
It is easier to understand now why President Obama decided to send his daughters to private schools rather than the public schools of Washington, DC. But what does it tell us when even the president does not have trust in the public schools? President Obama needs to set some federal laws requiring schools to have security cameras and metal detectors. Until that change occurs the horrific crimes in schools will continue.