TENNESSEE: High School Student Commits Suicide After Anti-Gay Bullying

  • metta

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    Dec 08, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    TENNESSEE: High School Student Commits Suicide After Anti-Gay Bullying


    http://www.joemygod.blogspot.com/2011/12/tennessee-high-school-student-commits.html


    http://www.wsmv.com/story/16213348/friends-say-classmate-killed-self-after-bullying



  • tazzari

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    Dec 08, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    Dear God, another one.

    The only response to this is to work to insure that school authorities learn that they will be held responsible for all bullying. We are making progress, but too many of them haven't leaned yet.
  • NashRugger

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    Dec 08, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    Yep, this time practically in my backyard, granted on the other side of the metro area. I hate to say this but hopefully this gets a lot of attention and makes the legislature and governor look into the stupidass issues and bills they've passed against gays in the past year. This has got to stop and apparently administration there did little to nothing to stop it.
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    Dec 08, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    I'm not happy to hear about this at all. I'd like to know if his parents knew about the bullying and why the teachers and principal of the school weren't told about this. I'm sure people saw the bullying taking place. This whole thing is because no one knows how to communicate. Either they don't know how or they're too scared. It's a damn shame. Above all, what will happen to the accused bullies? They need to be counseled and informed about what their actions are capable of doing to others. Unless the root of the problem is destroyed, this will never stop icon_sad.gif
  • tazzari

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    Dec 08, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
    Steel1 saidI'm not happy to hear about this at all. I'd like to know if his parents knew about the bullying and why the teachers and principal of the school weren't told about this. I'm sure people saw the bullying taking place. This whole thing is because no one knows how to communicate. Either they don't know how or they're too scared. It's a damn shame. Above all, what will happen to the accused bullies? They need to be counseled and informed about what their actions are capable of doing to others. Unless the root of the problem is destroyed, this will never stop icon_sad.gif


    This whole thing is because no one knows how to communicate

    Or don't care.

    Or think "he had it coming - this will teach him a lesson."

    The legislature won't do a thing, if it's like most legislative bodies. Legislators will be cowering from fear of being seen to "promote homosexuality." The answer is to sue the bejesus out of every school, school board, teacher and principal until it becomes too dangerous/expensive to let this sort of thing happen.

    On top of all that, what the hell are kids being taught who think it's okay to bully, or to sit there and watch it happen. What a dreadful generation is coming along if this sort of thing is allowed to happen.
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    Dec 08, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    kids are cruel...they tease and bully anyone they percieve as "different"..they need to have a belt used on them...just like i got when i was a kid..i was being mean to a kid when i was young..10 or so...pushing him around and trying to bully him out of his allowance...my dad found out about it and whooped my ass good...i learned then and there not to bully or be mean to other kids...
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    Dec 08, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    Steel1 saidThey need to be counseled and informed about what their actions are capable of doing to others.


    Waste of time; you cannot negotiate with terrorists.

    They need a dose of their own medicine. An assault charge is worth saving a life.
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    Dec 08, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    NashRugger saidYep, this time practically in my backyard, granted on the other side of the metro area. I hate to say this but hopefully this gets a lot of attention and makes the legislature and governor look into the stupidass issues and bills they've passed against gays in the past year. This has got to stop and apparently administration there did little to nothing to stop it.

    You mean the law that teachers can't say the word "gay" in Tennessee schools? I wonder if that had any direct or indirect effect on this gay bullying going unchecked?
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    Dec 08, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    This goes on everywhere. In homes, schools, government, and almost any other type of public place you can think of. It’s never going to end no matter how hard people try to. No one is learning a lesson from these situations or else the government would stop passing anti-gay legislation. It’s sad when a kid gets bullied at school for being different and “gay”. Then the child comes home from school to be treated the same way by his family.
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    Dec 08, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
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    Steel1 saidThey need to be counseled and informed about what their actions are capable of doing to others.


    Waste of time; you cannot negotiate with terrorists.

    They need a dose of their own medicine. An assault charge is worth saving a life.


    Sigh, they're not terrorists.... What they did was wrong but you can't throw a person away with a charge attached and think the issue is going to go away. You could throw every bully in jail and it wouldn't stop bullying. I can't believe I'm saying this (because I have lots going on in my life too), but sometimes the law isn't enough to solve every issue. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to make sure these deaths don't keep happening.

    And Tazzari, yeah, I've seen the laws and gay men and women don't have much protection, which is a crime in itself. And parents are not teaching their kids much at all about this stuff. Why? Because kids are raising themselves more now than at any other time. Many parents are letting their kids go bad. I will say this. Let parents have to pay fines for every time their kids act this way. Troy, the kids are responsible for these acts but the parents are part of the root of the issue. Let the parents have to pay for their mistakes.