A student at Grace Davis High School in Modesto was reportedly sexually harassed with fruit, but her peers feel the bullying is being ignored by administrators.
“She said, ‘they won’t leave me alone.’ And I said, ‘what do you mean?’ She said, ‘I don’t really want to talk about it, but they kept throwing oranges and apples at me,’ and I said, ‘did they hit you?’ And she said ‘yeah.'”
That’s part of an exchange one girl says she had with a new female student in the halls of school last Wednesday.
“I just put my arms around her and she just put her head in my chest and started sobbing,” the girl told FOX40.
This girl fears becoming a target herself, so she wanted to stay in the shadows.
And she says there’s much to fear because what supposedly happened at school got much worse – claims of a boy with a banana in his pelvic area thrusting it into the girl’s face.
“I think it’s immature and I would have got really mad. I see that as sexual harassment,” said one Grace Davis ninth grader, who only wanted to give her first name – Natalie.
That’s what several students thought and went to the office sixth period to report the bullying.
They were frustrated that only two students were heard from and the rest of the group got the brush off.
“We were all kind of just pushed away. At least ask our names, student I.D. numbers, something,” said the student who helped the supposed victim of the incident.
One parent, who didn’t want their name used, had this to say:
“What’s the world coming to? Everybody just turn the other way? These are our children. This is our future.”
Modesto district leaders say the incident was taken seriously, but found to be unsubstantiated.
Natalie wonders how can that be since someone offered her cell phone video of the cafeteria antics.
“Someone recorded it,” she said.