Saturday, March 14, 2009

When Anti-Gay Bullying Goes Unchecked: A Student's Story

From The Progressive Puppy

The boy's name is being withheld from the press, so we'll call him "David." David attended Hudson Middle School in Southeast Michigan. His parents are suing the school district for failing to protect their son...

When David was in the sixth grade, his classmates started calling him a faggot. His status at the school had deteriorated after he tried to prevent a female student from tormenting another kid. The girl slapped David. A band teacher named Crystal Bough witnessed the incident and didn't report it to the principle. Later that day in front of a classroom full of students, geography teacher John Redding ridiculed the boy, saying, "How does it feel to get beat up by a girl?" All of the children in the room laughed. All of them except David, who suddenly had a target on his back.

School officials did nothing.

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1 comment:

Elle Perez said...

this kind of awful behavior never fails to shock me.