Wilson’s posts on social media about the school’s decision became viral in no time, and Karis’s story was heard by many. In her support, Karis’s classmates staged a protest against the school’s stupid decision. The student’s carried a walkout in Karis’s support. “If there’s a silver lining to this, [after feeling] that centered out and awkward, [it’s to] have everyone stand up, stand beside you and say, no, this isn’t OK, we’re with you,” said Karis’s classmates.
The incident sparked severe criticism for the school’s staff. However, all the negative comments and the students’ protest proved constructive for the school faculty. “We could definitely learn some lessons from it,” Christopher said. “I know for a fact that they’re taking this very seriously, and it might be an opportunity to promote learning for the teachers as well.”
The Superintendent of the school district, Dr. Terry Sullivan, showed concern over the school’s allegations. He mentioned that they are well aware of what had happened and are taking serious measures to get to the bottom of the situation. He stated, “Whenever a parent is concerned about their child at school, we want to work with them for the student’s best outcome.” However, with an interview CBC News, Sullivan refused to comment on the incident specifically as it was still under review. The superintendent also gave out no response to requests and comments of concerned parents or students.