Chris James Posted February 12, 2012 Report Share Posted February 12, 2012 ...have we gone mad? What is it about this continuous cycle of kids committing suicide that we don't take seriously as a society? Schools seem to be more toxic than a waste dump, and yet all we hear are words about how well the administration is combating bullying by holding assemblies. http://brodylevesque...aps-to-his.html If I sound frustrated that's because I am. Teachers teach, they are not sociologists or skilled in group dynamics. Why would we even think a teacher might be able to detect the undercurrent of hatred that so obviously exists at this school? Bullying does not exist in a vacuum, there are signs when something like this is afoot in the hallways and classrooms. But all we hears are that teachers are underpaid and overworked. Why would we even think they're looking for the troubled students? I can see the Principal's point of view in denial. He is already in a world of trouble because someone let the door to the roof unlocked. Ask the lawyers that will soon be crawling all over the place, and rightfully so. So yes, deny the truth because the administration didn't see any bullying while dozens of students come forth with their stories and give us a different truth, and perhaps the real one. I agree with the reporter (Brody Levesque) that it doesn't matter if this child was gay or not. We already have too many LBGTQ kids committing suicide and the reactions of school administrators is much the same. "I didn't see anything" seems to be the knee-jerk response from all of them. Well, this is America and I have the typical reaction to those people. Let's turn the TSA loose in schools, and send in Homeland Security. What could be a better choice of securing the homeland than protecting students in our schools? We have thousands of military veterans returning from the Middle East who need jobs, let them now patrol the hallways of our schools. Of course this is the extreme reaction one might expect in America, but what is more extreme than bullying? Bullies need to be expelled or incarcerated, period. There is no greater crime than disrupting the much needed education of our students with mindless violence. But since even bullies need an education I suggest we take a few Army vets, a closed military base, and create a school for bullies. I don't think it will take more than one semester in an institution of learning like that to re-educate a few stupid minds. Something needs to be done, and I hope you don't take my suggestions seriously. Nothing will bring young Drew Ferraro back to us and that is sad...so very sad. Quote Link to comment
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