On Tuesday, those students met with Medford School District representatives and the Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team.
The students say they want to see changes, such as new response strategies for staff, more resources for victims, proper punishment for people responsible and more education in school about sexual assault.
Hannah Baker, one of the petition organizers, says no changes are set in stone, but she feels good about this first step.
“They seemed really concerned and they really wanted to change how things have been going. They talked to me afterwards and they’re really glad that we started doing this,” Baker said.
The petition was started about two weeks ago and has over 800 signatures. There is another meeting scheduled in September.
Anna Weeks is a multimedia journalist for NBC5 News. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Digital Communication Arts and a minor in writing. Previously, she interned with the National Association of Broadcasters at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Originally from the Portland area, Anna is excited to explore Southern Oregon. In her free time, she can be found reading, running or watching sports.