Skip to comments.Boy Dies After Suffering Injuries At Charter School
Posted on 02/02/2008 5:22:56 AM PST by mtbopfuyn
Austin, TX -- A 7-year-old boy who was found injured, hanging from a hook in a bathroom at NYOS charter school, died at 2:33 p.m. Friday, Austin police confirmed.
KXAN Austin News on Wednesday reported the child may have suffered from a heart attack. Police said he was in cardiac arrest from a lack of oxygen from the hanging.
The Austin Police Department said the boy was found injured under "suspicious circumstances."
Police said the boy was found hanging by his shirt on a hook in the gym locker room bathroom with his pants down and underwear on. The incident happened at Magnolia McCullough Elementary, one of three NYOS campuses in Austin.
This is so sad. Prayers for the family, and the students and administration of the school.
Because schools are really, really serious about having zero tolerance for violence. Fah!
To lose a child is a terrible thing. But to lose the child in these circumstances, and then to have to live with it. There are no words.
Schools are serious about LOOKING serious about violence. Addressing real violence means you have to admit it’s happening...
It also means you can't run away when you see or hear a fight breaking out, or bullying taking place. And if you don't run away, you may either (1) become the victim of the attack yourself, or (2) hauled into court by the perpetrators' parents.
Very tragic. Probably a prank by older students who had no idea what could happen.
My Mom used to say “Monkey see, monkey do!” She meant it not as an insult, though it can double quite well for that, but as a learning moment for us kids.
I have no children at home and my grandchildren are all too old to watch kid’s tv, but I do know that many of the programs have the kids doing things that are potentially dangerous. Kids mimic what they see, in language, clothes and behavior. And sadly most kids watch tv without their parents, so there is no one to point out the dangers of things they might see.
The whole thing is sad beyond words, except for those in the prayers that I offer for everyone involved. A lot of lives have been changed forever.
And still there are those who say bullying and being bullied is a normal part of childhood and growing up.
The evidence keeps growing that we are seeing an increasing number of "born psychopaths."
I highly recommend two books: "The Sociopath Next Door," by Martha Stout , PhD, and "Without Conscience," by Robert Hare, PhD. Both books are in paperback and available widely online and at Borders or Barnes and Noble.
I like the way they put “charter school” up there. I don’t remember the last time I saw the word “public school” like that.
“Shooting massacre at Public High School”.
W I dont remember the last time I saw the word public school like that.
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ell they would have to label that “Government school”
Wow, sounds like bedtime reading to me.
I am so sorry.
I don’t know if it’s really bad seeds but bad or rather lack of parenting now days. Flame on, but a few sound swats with daddy’s belt or mom’s flyswat at an early age would straighten the majority out.
I would bet you're right on that. We used to do silly things like this when I was in school. I used to take pictures for our high school yearbook, and I took one of a kid that some of the senior guys had picked up and hung by the back of his belt on the flagpole. The kid was actually smiling and waving at the camera. I took a couple of shots, wished him good luck, and went back to class. I'm not sure how he even got down. (The photo did make the yearbook, and he was kept busy signing his picture, so he got a little boost in popularity out of it in the end).
I suppose things have changed some, as there really wasn't any malice in most of the pranks we did back then. Looking back, one realizes that there was always the chance that something could have happened that you never meant to happen, but that is how life is. This incident is one of those times. It's a tragedy, and sadly, all who were involved will have to live with it the rest of their lives.
Do not dismiss the "born psychopath" evidence without reading about it.
We simply cannot fathom people utterly without conscience WHICH IS EXACTLY THEIR STRENGTH IN MANIPULATING US. They tell the most audacious lies and perform unbelievable wickedness and most are not criminals bound for prison. They are prevalent in every walk of life and they are wreaking emotional havoc in a wide swath in the lives of millions of victims.
They are so manipulative they make their victims, friends and families believe the victim is at fault and even push their victims to the point of questioning their own sanity when, in fact, the psychopath is the extremely cunning and deceptive predator who ENJOYS and DELIGHTS in his/her predations. Their only goal is "winning" against their selected target.
A psychopath is not bound by any remorse or emotion therefore is easily able to do ANYTHING he/she wants. His/her personality defect is so alien to us we are reluctant to even imagine the horror of the truth about him/her.