The Herald has told me with horror that a judge has allowed granted bail to a 14 year-old who is accused of raping a 16 year old which left him free to attend the same school as his alleged victim. The school has since suspended the 14 year-old.
I feel very uncomfortable about this situation.
On one hand the school needs to create a safe environment for the young woman who made the allegation and the situation does leave her vulnerable if her offender was attending the same school. But on the other, this boy also has a right to an education and this has been denied on the basis of a charge rather than a conviction.