An Ohio girl has been banned from attending her eighth-grade prom after she did not immediately tell teachers at Dayton View Academy that she saw two fellow students having sex on a school bus.
The girl's mother, Saundra Roundtree, says her 14-year-old daughter changed seats with a classmate on a school trip on April 22, before she noticed the two having sex. The girl, who has not been identified, told her mother straight away but refrained from telling school authorities because she was scared her classmates might gang up on her.
"She wasn't sure what the boy might do in response," Roundtree said. "He might have retaliated against her." Ms Roundtree then told school officials herself and was told an investigation would take place.
On Friday, the school informed Ms Roundtree her daughter was not allowed to attend her prom or an upcoming class picnic. Ms Roundtree says her daughter’s punishment is sending the wrong message. "It sends the message that she shouldn't have said anything," she said.