A student at Villa Maria High School says Montreal police (SPVM) officers went too far in their sexual assault awareness campaign.
Fleming said her skirt was rolled up, a common practice among students at the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce high school.
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“When you first get a skirt it’ll be really long, when I first got mine it was all the way down to my knees,” she said. “A lot of girls don’t feel comfortable with that. They don’t roll their skirts to get attention they roll their skirts to be comfortable.”
Officers were at Villa-Maria metro station last Thursday as part of the “Je Denonce” campaign against sexual harassment on public transit.
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“If there’s an adjustment to be done we will do it,” said Inspector Carole Lalonde with the SPVM’s metro division. “Our organization does not caution these type of remarks.”
Fleming says she feels this is a case of victim blaming and is even more shocked it happened with her school uniform.
“They were only stopping Villa students,” she alleges. “They weren’t stopping men they weren’t stopping older women. Just my population.”
A representative from Villa Maria was not available for an interview.