NEWBURGH, Ind. (WEHT) – Castle High School Principal Douglas Gresham released a statement Thursday to Eyewitness News surrounding an alleged incident of bullying on social media.
Here’s Gresham’s statement:
“Over the weekend, Castle High School administration was made aware of a social media incident involving some of our students. The incident is being investigated using Indiana Department of Education Guidelines and Warrick County School Corporation Policies. Appropriate discipline has been issued to some students. As the investigation continues, other discipline could be necessary. Castle High School is committed to providing a bully-free, safe environment for all of our students. We want to remind the Castle Community to use the TipTxt application on our web page, https://www.warrick.k12.in.us/schools/castle/ to report any bullying, crimes, or mental health issues. Thanks for your support.“
Earlier this week, a petition was started on Change.org, which calls for stricter bullying policies at the school.
The petition has over 1,000 signatures.
The petition claims that multiple students were involved in a group chat on Instagram with a special needs student.
According to the petition, the special needs student was threatened and told to send inappropriate pictures.
(This story was originally published on August 22, 2019)