Newton North students who are active with the school’s Theater Ink program recently protested the loss of access to their dressing rooms during the day, the Newtonite reports.
Here’s two key quotes that summarize the issue..
“The worry was that students with emotional distress would use the space to perform activities potentially dangerous to the student’s emotional health,” said junior Amanda Kuo, a student producer coordinator. “Due to its isolation from the rest of the school, no adult would be able to supervise the area to prevent these dangerous situations.”
Senior Jonathan Gomolka described the space as a “safe haven,” and said that students use it to “relax, do homework, or just cry.” He added, “The whole point of the school is to find that place. People felt hurt when they were denied that.”