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WMUR October 11, 2019
Concord High School senior Ana Goble was chosen as keynote speaker for the annual celebration of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
The Coalition also honored Strafford County Attorney Tom Velardi, who was described as a champion for victims, and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs for going above and beyond to stand with survivors.
NECN October 10, 2019
A brave teenager is getting some well-deserved recognition years after she reported a teacher's suspicious behavior.
Ana Goble raised concerns about a special ed teacher's inappropriate behavior five years ago. At the time she was in seventh grade at Rundlett Middle School in Concord, New Hampshire.
WHDH October 10, 2019
Lyn Schollett, the coalition’s executive director said the teen did what they hope anyone would do if put in a similar situation.
“We hope that by honoring Ana other teenagers will know that there are trusted adults that they can talk to. That if they come forward we will listen we will believe them and we will make change happen,” Schollett said.
A seventh grader was punished for questioning a teacher’s conduct. Now that teacher is accused of rape.
Boston Globe October 10, 2019
In what world does a school not only ignore concerns about inappropriate behavior by a teacher but even suspend the student who raised them?
That would be Concord, N.H., where the consequences are still unfolding five years later, with the teacher accused of rape, the superintendent and principal placed on leave, and the whistle-blower, Ana Goble, being honored at Thursday night’s annual fund-raiser for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence.
“All of us are certainly in solidarity with her, but we’re also there to learn from her. What she did is something that many adults struggle with every day,” said Amanda Grady Sexton, the coalition’s director of public affairs, pointing to people’s uncertainty about reporting seemingly problematic behavior. “If the adults in her life listened to her concerns, there very well could have been a different outcome in this case.”
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