Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

7-Year-Old Boy Critical After Being Found Hanging From Clothing Hook at School
FoxNews.com ^ | February 1, 2008 | AP

Posted on 02/01/2008 4:16:51 AM PST by ShadowDancer

Edited on 02/01/2008 4:25:35 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

AUSTIN, Texas — A 7-year-old boy is in critical condition after being found hanging by his shirt collar from a clothing hook in a charter school's dressing room, and police tried to determine Thursday whether it was an attack or an accident.


(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: hook; prayerping; prayers
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-51 next last

1 posted on 02/01/2008 4:16:53 AM PST by ShadowDancer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ShadowDancer

Very strange.

I checked the web for some info on the school. There is a web site, however, all the pages (other than the home page) seem to be under construction. The school has been open for 7 years.


2 posted on 02/01/2008 4:24:18 AM PST by mark3681
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ShadowDancer

Man I hope this little dude makes out Ok.

Regards


3 posted on 02/01/2008 4:24:45 AM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ShadowDancer

Sad story and prayers for the kid. It does not sound like an accident.


4 posted on 02/01/2008 4:28:47 AM PST by Always Right (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ShadowDancer

prayers for this little man. My sons were bullied and it is so hard to watch. They are so innocent and then this cr*p starts to happen.


5 posted on 02/01/2008 4:29:40 AM PST by Mercat (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't swim, can't fly, can't ski, but they know what's best for us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mercat
My sons were bullied and it is so hard to watch.

The local news as of 6 am this morning, 10 last night and previous news casts over the last 2-3 days never said anything about bullying so that's probably just bs thrown in by Faux News. Police have somehow ruled out molestation and say the hook was low enough for him to reach it himself, however they are still at a loss as to what happened. Teachers claim he wasn't upset when he left the room to go to the restroom so they don't know either. The boy is still unconscious so police are saying (unless they're holding something back) that they can only wait until he's able to tell what happened.

6 posted on 02/01/2008 4:36:55 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ShadowDancer

Bet a couple of other students put him on the hanger as a prank, not realizing it would choke the victim.

It just sounds like a dumb kid stunt.


7 posted on 02/01/2008 4:40:23 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ShadowDancer
...an attack or an accident...

Sounds like the idiots in charge didn't get the "Sherlock Holmes Award". Are there any children on record who accidently "fell up"? Mine always fall down.

8 posted on 02/01/2008 4:41:14 AM PST by GingisK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ShadowDancer

What a sad situation. Hope the little guy pulls through. Prayers for him.


9 posted on 02/01/2008 4:43:17 AM PST by Old Grumpy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GingisK

Coat hooks in my church’s education wing are at a small child’s shoulder height, so that the small children can easily hang their coats. A child could fall “down” and catch his collar on one of these hooks, although it seems very improbable.


10 posted on 02/01/2008 4:44:53 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Gently alluding to the indisputably obvious is not gloating." ~Richard John Neuhaus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick
...it seems very improbable...

I think it is safe to assume that bigger kids were mimicking the "Malcom in the Middle" trick or similar antic from a movie. They just didn't have any duct tape on hand.

11 posted on 02/01/2008 4:49:04 AM PST by GingisK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: mtbopfuyn
previous news casts over the last 2-3 days never said anything about bullying so that's probably just bs thrown in by Faux News.

Do you need a news cast to tell you what you already know?

Hanging a kid on a coat hanger is something a bully would do, and the logical cause here.

12 posted on 02/01/2008 4:51:34 AM PST by WL-law
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: WL-law

Glad you’re helping the Texas cops all the way from Virginia.


13 posted on 02/01/2008 4:53:56 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ShadowDancer

Bullies....I saw the same a kid hung up by his collar by them in my school when I was in elementary school way back when. It happens all to often...


14 posted on 02/01/2008 4:56:24 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (“We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!” --Duncan Hunter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ShadowDancer
They really need to outlaw coat hooks in schools. They are soooooo dangerous!

But on a serious side, what a tragedy. Prayers for the boy.

15 posted on 02/01/2008 4:59:22 AM PST by colorcountry (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GingisK
mimicking the "Malcolm in the Middle" trick

I couldn't say. I was just pointing out that the height of hooks intended for children's use makes an accident phyically possible.

16 posted on 02/01/2008 5:05:12 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Gently alluding to the indisputably obvious is not gloating." ~Richard John Neuhaus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: mtbopfuyn

I assume you’re being sarcastic in your last post?

However, I’m not the only one who’s pointed out the obvious to you.


17 posted on 02/01/2008 5:12:13 AM PST by WL-law
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: GingisK
Are there any children on record who accidently "fell up"? Mine always fall down.

THIS IS A CHARTER CCHOOL FOR KIDS WHO FALL UP........

18 posted on 02/01/2008 5:22:17 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

Then they can just as easily put their feet back on the ground and stand up again and get off the hook.

I’d bank on a prank gone wrong in this case.


19 posted on 02/01/2008 5:30:36 AM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: wintertime

ping


20 posted on 02/01/2008 5:33:14 AM PST by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-51 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson