Mother of Brevard High student demands change after her son was threatened


    "We all share the same goal of trying to eliminate bullying from our schools and working towards that," superintendent Jeff McDaris said. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    At a meeting Monday evening, the mother of a victim of ethnic intimidation and simple assault at Brevard High School addressed the Transylvania County School Board, demanding change.

    "I'm sorry, my son still goes to Brevard High School, but you're held accountable for the safety and well-being of my precious cargo in those walls, and those accommodations have not been made," Rose Sample said.

    Board members said they wouldn't not be directly responding in the meeting, but superintendent Jeff McDaris made a statement after.

    "We appreciate the public comments of all the citizens," McDaris said to News 13. "There were in a number of inaccuracies in Ms. Sample's statement, but we all share the same goal of trying to eliminate bullying from our schools and working towards that."

    The defendant, who News 13 is not naming because he is a minor, is appealing his guilty convictions in Superior Court. District Attorney Greg Newman said the date for that trial has not been set.

    News 13 is trying to reach the defendant for comment.

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