Report: Students protest at Regis Jesuit H.S.

Posted at 3:10 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 18:54:37-04

Students protested at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora on Friday after male students made jokes about rape, according to our partners at The Denver Post.

Male students sent tweets to female peers, joking about rape, suicide and sexual harassment, according to Elizabeth Hernandez, who is an education reporter with the Post.

Hernandez tweeted a photo of a protester holding a sign that reads "Stop sexism."

(PHOTO: Elizabether Hernandez, The Denver Post)

The private high school is located near South Parker and East Arapahoe roads.

Students from other schools attempted to join the protest, Hernandez said on Twitter.

Hernandez reported that school security officers told protesters from other schools they were not allowed on campus, which is private property.

"Protestors from community chanting 'Hey hey ho ho rape culture has got to go,'" Hernandez stated on Twitter.

Regis junior Jewell Humphrey helped plan the protest, according to Hernandez.

Two male students from the Catholic school are now on "indefinite suspension," the Post reported. 

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