I’m reposting this blog as another set of students harass my student, and suggest to her that she hang herself. Please keep talking about this. If not you, who?
PS-3 Suspended…1 Defended
Billy Lucas, 15, of Indiana
Seth Walsh, 13, of Tehachapi CA
Tyler Clementi, 19, Rutgers University Freshman
Asher Brown, 13, Houston
Raymond Chase, 19, Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island
And, that was just September.
And it’s not happening somewhere else.
It’s happening right here.
Right on your block, in your kids’ school.
Anti-bullying policies in schools have the same effect, as say,
Just Say No did, in the 80s.
Absolutely nothing. Zero. No impact.
They are bullshit.
Because honestly, if your kid is being bullied,
and you complain about it,
the administration will give lip service to the fact
that we don’t tolerate that around here.
And, you come to me if it happens again.
And the kid can’t,
because it will only make it worse.
And the parent goes home and thinks,
the school will take care of it.
And they won’t.
Because they can’t.
But there is one thing you can do.
What is it you ask?
Shame on you.
You should know that answer.
Update: It’s still happening
Brandon Bitner Liverpool, PA (November 2011)