YES! This is what needs to keep happening! He should have sued in the first place before bringing a stun gun to school, but MORE IMPORTANTLY why did he need to bring a stun gun to school to protect himself? Stand up for your rights, because if you don’t, then you won’t have any, you won’t be taken seriously, and no one will care.
No ! If he was told to bring a stun gun to the school that very dramatic proof of the scale of the bullying to which he was subjected and in my opinion quite adiquate proof that his academic studies were very severely interupted . So all he has to prove is that the school is responsible for keeping order within its premises AND classes and he has a very good case ! ! He should get sufficient compensation to set him up for life !
Yes, he should have sued in the first place before bringing a stun gun BUT what about some students’s throwing of bottles and rocks at him ? Those kids should have been punished too (maybe first a warning and then an expulsion if such abuse continued).
Also, the bullied kid should be given a warning; not expelled !!!
This seems to be typical of any school’s attitude towards bullying. They bury their heads in the sand when bullying happens then only take action when the bullied fights back, and then it is always the victim who suffers. This sort of thing happened when I was at school back in the 1970′s and it can be any sort of bullying, not just homophobic. Sadly it appears that teachers enjoy seeing children get bullied and hate it when the worm turns. Teachers like that should be thrown out on their ear.
Whether or not corporal punishment should be brought back is a matter of debate. At the moment teachers have no sanctions to use against unruly pupils except words and perhaps the threat of suspension or expulsion which is probably what such pupils would want. On the other hand there are teachers who would relish giving kids the cane. When we had coroporal punishment in the UK there have been cases of entire classes being caned as ‘collective punishment’ because of the behaviour of a few.
I hope the kid and his family take the bastards to the cleaners.
The US Constitution applies to ALL citizens. Looks like it is coming up to bite the ignorant in the ass!
I hope he wins the case, I don’t get it as a superintendent I see a boy or girl bullying another I will call their parents and warn then all second time I will expell the little f….r and get rid of it for ever period!
TO PINK NEWS editors and story writer Joseph Patrick McCormick: This statement from your article is untrue. Please correct your article.
“..which led Young to fire the stun-gun in school..”
Young did not fire the weapon. He committed a felony by carrying it onto school property and by being in possession of his mother’s weapon in any venue, but he didn’t fire it at all. Numerous news accounts at the time of this incident all agree that Young carried the weapon to school in his backpack and told a friend he had it. The friend turned him in for possession of the weapon.
Please correct your article. It matters both legally and socially whether or not he used a weapon on another human, or fired it at all.
It’s the state of Indiana, the state that still has a very large and active KKK chapter in its southern portion. Thus I’m not surprised at all by this particular state’s callousness.
I hope he gets millions!