L.A. Unified School District

Students walk out at downtown L.A. arts high school over rape allegations

Students walk out at downtown L.A. arts high school over rape allegations

Students at Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts walked out of classes Thursday to protest the school’s handling of one student’s charge that another student raped her on campus.

Some students and parents are concerned that they were not told anything about the alleged incident. Some also were upset over what they saw as inaction on the part of the school district.

The campus, on the north edge of downtown L.A., is the flagship arts high school for the Los Angeles Unified School District.

“I don’t know the whole story, and when I called the school, I was told it was under investigation. No other information was given,” said parent Sibylla Nash on Thursday...

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