(Re: “Committee will dig into bullying,” Oct. 20, 2016) First, I would like to thank Ripon School Board President for making the life that my son, Ian Dorsch, had in the Ripon School District just a figment of his imagination.

As I stated in my letter written by my son to the Ripon School Board Sept. 19, it had taken him quite a while to come forward with what happened to him at Ripon High School because he was embarrassed, ashamed and scared to come forward because of the repercussions that would have come from him reporting it.

Maybe Mr. Scott would like to sit down with my son and explain to him that it was not bullying because he did not report it and that it was his fault that nothing was done about the bullying problem that exists in the Ripon School District.

Seeing as though it has taken this long for him to feel comfortable enough with himself to come forward, I am sure Mr. Scott’s comments will put him right back where he started: scared, ashamed, embarrassed and that he is basically a nobody. So how is that not a form of bullying?

Oh, I suppose he would have to report it or it didn’t really happen.

Whether they want to admit it or not, there is a problem in the Ripon School District. It starts with the School Board and trickles all the way down to the elementary schools. ...

— Gavin Dorsch

17 Highland Av.

To read the entire letter, see the Oct. 27, 2016 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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