PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND OTHER ABUSES IN SCHOOL
The Protect Children Project utilizes the First Amendment to protect public school students from being subjected to corporal punishment, solitary confinement, physical restraints, and the deprivation of bathroom access as these abusive practices violate our religious belief of bodily inviolability. When a student registers, we notify their school board that harming this student would violate their civil rights.
- Corporal punishment is legal in 19 states and over 110,000 children are legally hit in school each year with many requiring emergency room visits.
- Tens of thousands of children in public schools in all 50 states are placed in solitary confinement as punishment. This practice in on the rise in schools even though seclusion is being phased out of prisons.
- Despite being a basic violation of human rights, deprivation of bathroom access is so commonplace in school that no government agency even bothers to track this.
TST’s Protect Children Project utilizes the First Amendment to protect public school students who share our sincerely held beliefs of bodily inviolability from these abuses. When a student registers, we notify their school board that harming that student would violate their civil rights.
We are putting the worst school districts on notice by posting billboards near their schools announcing that students no longer have to be subjected to their sadistic practices. The billboards also broadcast to the rest of the world how sickeningly shameful these schools are.
Springtown, Texas was chosen as the site for our first billboard not only because they routinely hit students, but because the district took no punitive action against a male vice principal after he beat two female students despite the school having a policy that prohibits male administrators from hitting female students. Rather than arrest or, at the very least, fire the vice principal, Superintendent Mike Kelley successfully lobbied the school board to change the rules retroactively to allow male faculty to spank teenage girls.
If you are a student in an American public school, and a member of The Satanic Temple, please register. We will write your school board and notify them that because The Satanic Temple religiously believes in bodily autonomy, this kind of abuse is a violation of your civil rights.
Donations help fund:
- The placement of billboards in communities around the country where students are subjected to corporal punishment.
- The labor and expense required to research and engage in outreach to school boards to notify them of students who put them on notice of their religious beliefs.
- Legal fees to protect the religious rights of students who object to being subjected to abuse in public school.
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