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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
No Bullying At Hillcrest High School - Yeah Right
Hillcrest High School is notorious for not reporting incidents and even received an award for being a "safe school". Once again, Hillcrest High School has made the newspapers by not reporting one single incident of bullying, even when 18% of the student body admitted they were bullied by fellow classmates.
Hillcrest High School is not alone, 669 other schools joined them by not reporting any bullying incidents. That is more than a third of the 1,600 schools in the NYC Public School System.
Hillcrest High School has been in the newspapers before. One was an Assistant Principal who allegedly bedded female teachers in exchange for professional perks. Another was the Principal who let students pass online courses without a teacher. Then there was the case of the "Vampire Girl", which was never reported since the Principal claimed it didn't happen in the building.
Hillcrest High School is only one of many schools that fail to report not only bullying incidents but other other forms of violence and misbehavior as principals do not want their schools labeled as a problem school.