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Posted on 10/11/2013 11:54:20 AM PDT by matt04
A popular 15-year-old student has committed suicide after he reportedly faced expulsion and could have been placed on the sex offenders' register simply for streaking at a high school football game. Christian Adamek, from Huntsville, Alabama, hanged himself on October 2, a week after he was arrested for running naked across the Sparkman High football field during a game. The teenager died two days later from his injuries and on Wednesday, friends and family gathered at a memorial service as they struggled to comprehend the beloved student's death. A video of Adamek streaking during a game against a rival team was posted on YouTube hours after the event and students took to Twitter to call him a 'legend'.
Sparkman High Principal Michael Campbell told WHNT a day before the suicide attempt that the teen could face major repercussions because of his actions. 'There's the legal complications,' Campbell said. 'Public lewdness and court consequences outside of school with the legal system, as well as the school consequences that the school system has set up.'
In Alabama, indecent exposure is linked to the state's sex offender laws, meaning that he could have found himself on the sex offenders register due to the streaking.
Campbell added that that the incident was not just a prank and needed to be treated seriously. Sparkman High administrators even recommended that Adamek face a hearing in the Madison County court system to determine if formal charges would be filed, WHNT reported.
Adamek had also been disciplined by the school district but the details had not been made public. The day before the suicide attempt, the principal had confirmed that Adamek was not at school and the teenager's sister suggested on Twitter that Adamek faced expulsion, AL.com reported.
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“Zero tolerance” has consequences. Hope that Principal is proud of them self for taking something that should have been a suspension at most into a criminal case.
If I were his parents, I would do my best to take every penny that school has or will have for the next 100 years.
No, it was just a prank, and now the kid's dead. Feel better?
If there was any justice in the world, this same administrator would have to repeat all his words in front of the boy's casket.
Seems the bullies are the school administrators.
Get used to it comrades: everyone not a member of the gov employee apparat is a zek.
The whole sex offender registry is beginning to look a bit stupid. My own small town has 1700 “offenders” spread like peanut butter across the county. If you read the offences, he was 17 and she was 16 and it occurred in 1978. Thirty years go by and that’s still there. Probably we have all done something at some point that today would qualify us for this farce.
Once everybody is on the list, nobody is on the list. Time to evaluate who the predators are and cleanse the rest off the list.
This is the problem with ANYTHING government does. It becomes mindless and pointless. Somebody is charged with putting people on lists and that’s what he/she does 40 hours per week. Then, they retire, having added nothing to anybody’s safety.
Cutbacks in school funding have stretched counselors so thin that this is the result. We need more funding and more counselors.
Wow - this is the High School I attended...
A sex offender registry?
Yes, I can see how a 15 year old might think their entire life was ruined over a dumb prank.
Laws and legal system run amok. Our “society” was front and center responsible for helping to push this kid over the edge.
Yeah, he already had some issues. What teenager doesn’t? But to threaten him with a sex offender registry? I have no words. What kind of outcome did they THINK would happen when you take a prank and turn it into a lifetime stigma then let a 15 year old mind decide on the best course of action? They literally threatened to take his whole future away over a PRANK.
The principal and administrators behind this are murderers, period.
Zero tolerance is the abdication of teaching, and its replacement with a merciless and cruel penal system.
Their are few groups of people in the country as cold-bloodedly vicious as public school teacher and administrators. By and large, they are sadists. And many of them are insane.
Let him know how you feel.
This is what liberal society leads to zero tolerance (no grace) for childhood antics, yet baby killing and sexual immorality are OK!
PATHETIC AND SICK (I am really, really) sick of American culture in 2013 (the culture which the left has shaped)!
Somebody streaking or getting caught talking a whiz outside is not in the same category as a child molester. Not even close. Not even in the same general neighborhood.
Sounds like the kid had other issues.
Not all, you can’t generalize, my best buddy growing up; His mother is currently a p.s. teacher and is a Christian kind lady (she’s not in leadership mind you..). There are some good ones, but YEA I’ve seen the vindictive liberal evil kind as well..!
All the ‘free love’ 60s radicals have become worse prudes than characters in a Nathaniel Hawthorne novel.
What is and has always been a prank becomes a ‘sex offense’ in the Bizarro zero tolerance world, a world where people have titles but no responsibility or authority because that would require rational thought and judgment. Instead, they are overpaid button-pressers meting out punishment.
The greatest irony, of course, is that these same ‘educators’ are rabidly in favor of risible gay history curriculum and fully support sickos using the wrong bathroom under the rubric of gender identity disorders.
Yeah, he was overly sensitive. A lot of kids in that age group are. It isn’t a capital offense. At least, it shouldn’t be.
Zero tolerance for youth and indiscretion.
The school couldn’t handle it on their own. They just had to thrust him into the legal system. Think twice before you put your kids into public schools run by administrators who’ll think of nothing of ruining your kid’s life.
Hope the SOB is happy.
public school is child abuse
Wow I did not know that. Being naked is in itself a sex offense? Wow, all that nude beach goers better watch it and I hope the cops are present when babies are born so they can immediately arrest those damn sex offenders.
you forgot your sarcasm tag
Zero Tolerance killed this child.
The imperious attitudes and hysterical over-reactions to mostly harmless student violations of some school rule that these ‘educators’ use to punish teens and even elementary school children demonstrates a serious problem in our public schools. Its bad enough that our children are not receiving a useful education. Worse yet, too many teachers and principals act like they were the Nazi Gestapo and our kids are fair game for any kind of punishment the ‘administrators’ feel like handing out. Even to the point of punishing little kids for ridiculous ‘offenses’ such as using their thumb and index finger to momentarily pretend its a ‘gun’. Meanwhile they can’t seem to get a handle on the ‘bullying’ problem in our schools. Perhaps because the real bullies are the administrators. This has to end.
He's probably too busy surfing Kiddy Porn sites to open emails right now...
There was a case a few years ago where this 18 year old black kid had oral sex by a 17 year old girl, and somehow the cops found out. To make a long story short he was sentenced to 5 years in jail and I believe he spent a few in jail until somebody in authority snapped out of their fascist/Muslim way of thinking and got him released. How insane is that? Can you imagine the mental hangups that kid is going to have when it comes to sex now? He’s going to be looking over his shoulder the rest of his life.
Last night my school had a choral program at which point one of the groups did a number with choreography where the kids pretended to shoot a gun... all 30 of them... at once. I kept waiting for someone to freak out...
That aside - I call this ‘institutional thinking’. Entire communities have abdicated their God-given rights to the state and believe that their every action is governed by said state. We call the police, arrest, punish and condemn people in ways that used to be handled simply and thoroughly in the confines of the household at best or the community at worse all without putting anyone in handcuffs or on a list.
Hell the whole thing is worse than putting someone in the stocks on the public square.
Meanwhile, Brown University is holding a “clothing-optional” week. Go figure.
A "legend"? What was so legendary?
A 22yo stopping an RPG round while taking out an insurgent before the dumb Hadji could kill a crowd of kids - now THAT'S legendary.
Once a person is on ‘the list’ of sex offenders for whatever reason, I don’t think they can be removed, unless the deciding case is somehow nullified. I hope I am wrong on this. Some folks make mistakes and do learn what not to do. The folks who learn their lesson should not be marked with a Scarlet Letter for the rest of their lives.
Some teens do silly things, but remain extremely sensitive to how they are viewed by their peer group. This Boy felt he had lost everything without any hope of redemption ever.
The schools would be slammed if they did not come down hard, but just like with the Hello Kitty “gun suspension”, schools need to reconvene, lighten up and start using common sense.
His dad use to work for our company so this hit close to home. It is a devastating story.
They should charge that bully principal with criminally negligent homicide (at a minimum).
We may be thinking of the same case. I believe this young man just got out of jail last year. He was a high achieving student, rhetorically shot down mid-flight. Once the bureaucracy machine gets’ flipped on, it’s hard to turn the process off. I would have to stave off bitterness for the rest of my life.
Photos and interview with the Principal the the following link:
Deserves a repeat. Anti-bullying programs are designed by the bullies to consolidate power over their innocent, impressionable captives. The merciless and arbitrary punishments executed under zero-tolerance school policies serve as a window to the inner malevolent workings of the beast system as a whole.
Like what? I read the whole article and didn't see anything to suggest that he had any issues at all.
Zero Tolerance killed this child.
Nope. Wrong. A ROPE killed this boy. This was a self inflicted suicide.
Read the article. This boy was previously in trouble at school. How many strikes had he had before? We will never know.
If he had refrained from killing himself a bit longer, the naked teen would have learned that "high school administators" are among the most easily dismissed people on the earth. Pay absolutely no attention to anything they tell you. Ever.
Boys who grab a girl's butt or urinate in the woods can find themselves on the same list as the people who rape infants.
I doubt that.
A grown woman streaked a golf tournament last week on national TV and received a citation for disorderly conduct.
A week after the incident involving this 15 year old boy, no formal charges had even been filed.
Re: “Reportedly faced expulsion”
In the last 20 years, has anyone EVER been expelled from school in the USA for streaking?
I did a 10 minute Google search and came up with ZERO.
A week after the incident, the kid was still attending school, he had not even been suspended.
I'm going to speculate that this young man may have had psychological issues before streaking and being arrested.
A senseless tragedy, yes.
But minimal research - either by the young man or by his parents - would have provided reassurance that expulsion and sex offender status were NOT going to happen.
I went back and reread the article. I found nothing that suggested the boy had been in trouble before. If I missed it the 2nd time, please post the quote.
My Grandparents got married at the age of 15 & 18. They were married till death and had 5 children. Of course, times were different then.
This was back in the 70s. Everyone just thought it was funny. It's all because of that song.
Permanent solution to a temporary problem imposed by a ruthless administration. Sad.
This kid had other issues going on we just don’t know about. You don’t just kill yourself unless there are deeper issues.