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US attorneys want to speak with Shawnee Mission parents about sexual harassment problems

After years of harassment and bullying at school, someone is finally listening to what Claire Tietgen has to say.

Please Help Make SMSD Safer For Our Children!


Call to Action This Week!

While DOJ Investigates Shawnee Mission School District Help E3 Protect Kids from Sexual Assault and Harassment: Make an Appointment with DOJ Right Now

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division will conduct private interviews this week at E3 Scholarship Fund, 7010 W. 83rd Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66204 for a civil investigation of Shawnee Mission School District’s handling of sexual assault and harassment reports. E3 will make a difference for kids who face sexual assault and harassment at school – helping with transparency, documentation and policy enforcement.

If your child has been sexually assaulted or harassed in the school district, share your child’s testimony with the Department of Justice. Contact us at (913) 292-9997 or email to make a private appointment for the following times:

Tuesday, October 23: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24: 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday, October 25: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

At issue is whether the school district has been violating Title IX, or even its own guidelines when addressing sexual assault and sexual harassment. Title IX prohibits sexual assault and harassment at federally funded schools. Shawnee Mission School District’s guidelines can be found on their website.

When schools minimize sexual assault and sexual harassment reports, they foster criminal behaviors. They victimize victims. And, they prevent children from getting an education. Our kids deserve so much better!


If you are interested in sharing your story for the Bullied But Not Broken: Sexual Assault Edition Book, please submit your information here.

To learn more about the Bullied But Not Broken Series, click here.

Fox 4 KC News

Metro Teen Empowers Peers through
Sports Facility and Nonprofit

15-year old Claire Tietgen is taking her struggles with bullying and suicide, and trying to make a difference.

May 12 was a new chapter in her journey as she opens the door on her newest project.

“When I tried to take my own life I think it was an opener to eyes to people, and to my parents that we need to do something or she`s not going to be with us anymore,” Tietgen said.

In the past four years she’s come a long way.

To watch, please click the link below.

Metro teen empowers peers through sports facility and non-profit

Kansas City Star

She beat back bullies at age 12, and now she’s a businesswoman at 15


Her favorite move is the arm bar. Any chance she gets, she’ll put her opponent in one — and from there, there’s no way out.

Fifteen-year-old Claire Tietgen models the move off her favorite fighter, Ronda Rousey, and actually shares (albeit on a smaller scale) her record of eight arm-bar submissions.

She’s also a suicide survivor, and the bravest teen you’ll ever meet.

To read more and watch the video, please click the link below.

41 Action News The Now KC

Report: More middle school children died by suicide than in car accidents in 2014

14-year-old Claire Tietgen turned being bullied and feeling suicidal around by talking about it with celebrities and professional athletes.

It breaks my heart that they have to choose suicide over getting help. (more…)

FOX 4 KC News

Win for KC 2016 Children’s Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award goes to Claire Tietgen

Win for KC honored Claire with the Children’s Mercy Youth Sports Girl Award at the annual sports awards celebration. Keynote speaker Jackie Joyner-Kersee,

Olympic gold medalist, shared her story and left the crowd with this parting wisdom: “Win when you can win!”. Watch Claire’s inspiring video that received a standing ovation.

Learn about the other Win for KC 2016 award winners. See the press release. (more…)