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Lee’s Summit students walk out over alleged LGBTQ bullying

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) – Hundreds of students at a suburban Kansas City high school walked out of class this week over allegations of LGBTQ students facing repeated harassment and bullying.

Students tell the Kansas City Star that Lee’s Summit High School administrators have done nothing to protect bullied students, even after receiving repeated reports of the bullying.

And the mother of one student says her daughter was punched in the face last week by a boy after confronting him about harassing and bullying her gay friend.

The mother, Melanie Davies, says the incident led to a fight between bullying students and the students being bullied, and that the bullied students were suspended along with the bullies.

A district spokeswoman declined to answer questions about the alleged bullying or fight

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