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Student threatened with sex offender status commits suicide
Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Robby Soave

Posted on 10/14/2013 8:40:03 AM PDT by paudio

An Alabama high school student killed himself after he was threatened with severe legal consequences — including registration as a sex offender — because he went streaking at a football game.

The student, 15-year-old Christian Adamek, died from wounds he sustained while attempting to hang himself, according to The Daily Mail.

Adamek ran naked across the field at a September 27th football game between his school, Sparkman High School, and Grissom High School. The incident was recorded and put on Youtube, and many students remarked that the prank had made Adamek — already a popular student, according to reports — a “legend.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: discipline; education; prank; sexoffenders; streaking; suicide; teens; zerotolerance

1 posted on 10/14/2013 8:40:03 AM PDT by paudio
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To: paudio

Welcome to Zero Tolerance idiocy and the effect of Good intentions gone horribly wrong, pretty much liberalville./..


2 posted on 10/14/2013 8:42:07 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Unless you’re Roman Polanski or R Kelly.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 8:46:53 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: paudio

The principal seemed to be listing the possible consequences for such acts in response to reporters questions. He even seemed somewhat sympathetic to the kid, kids being kids and not always exercising the best judgement. I don’t think its fair to imply he was responsible for the kid’s suicide.


4 posted on 10/14/2013 8:49:22 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: paudio
How long until it's made known he was on one or more anti-depressants that list suicide as a side effect? 5-4-3-2-
5 posted on 10/14/2013 8:53:57 AM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: skeeter

C’mon, this was stupidity on the part of the school.

The kid could have been charged as being a public nuisance.

“sex offender” is way, way overblown.


6 posted on 10/14/2013 8:56:11 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: sauropod

Did they actually charge or threaten to charge him? I watched the newscast, all I saw was the principal responding to a question from a reporter. If they did, then I agree with you.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 8:58:02 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: paudio

If he had said he was gay, he would be a hero instead of a stupid dead kid.


8 posted on 10/14/2013 9:00:43 AM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: GraceG

Anything could be considered an affront to the power of ANY local bureaucrat and result in life-long inescapable consequence...........Welcome to Amerika


9 posted on 10/14/2013 9:01:03 AM PDT by Therapsid (t)
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To: paudio
Rambunctious bot otherwise normal boys are labeled sex offenders for life while real pervs are getting preferential treatment.
What an upside down world we live in.
What happened to "Let the punishment fit the crime"?
A stern talking to would have been sufficient.

10 posted on 10/14/2013 9:02:21 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: paudio

What a stupid, moronic thing to do. In front of kids too.


11 posted on 10/14/2013 9:03:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: skeeter

I don’t think it makes a difference. If a 15 year old does a stupid stunt and now has to worry about being tagged as a “sex offender” - that could clearly mess with his head. 15 year olds don’t have the mental acuity to put things in perspective. Every problem looks big to them.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 9:03:20 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: sauropod
Agree entirely. Such mandatory sentences are ridiculous overreactions, they preclude any critical thought. Each case should be judged by its own set of circumstances.

But I don't believe the principal is responsible for this kid's death, as the article implies.

13 posted on 10/14/2013 9:11:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: paudio

I didn’t see where the threat of being charged as a sex offender led to the suicide. The kid was clearly begging for attention. Who knows what was going on at home, or what else was going on in this kid’s head? “Sex offender” is mentioned and then the kid kills himself? It’s nice that the headline connects the dots for me, but I’ll handle that on my own, thanks.


14 posted on 10/14/2013 9:11:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: paudio

He must have had other severe problems going on.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 9:14:18 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: paudio

FU school pigs at the trough

I hope the parents sue you to the ground


16 posted on 10/14/2013 9:19:29 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: skeeter
The principal seemed to be listing the possible consequences for such acts in response to reporters questions....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.'

The principal should have kept his mouth shut about it - both with respect to any school discipline (until settled) as well as "legal complications". The principal as well as any other administrators publicly commenting should be the ones facing "major repercussions". Grandstanding POS.
17 posted on 10/14/2013 9:19:59 AM PDT by caveat emptor (!)
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To: mrsmel

Woody Allen.


18 posted on 10/14/2013 9:20:25 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: sauropod

Charged!
Charged?

Are you folking kidding me?

This is kid stuff, not a crime, people used to do this all the time, are you insane


19 posted on 10/14/2013 9:20:35 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PALIN SMITH

“-——— instead of a stupid dead kid.”

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Aw,come on,he was 15. Most 15 year old boys do stupid things-—I raised 3 of them.

His prank was overblown and he was frightened.

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20 posted on 10/14/2013 9:24:56 AM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: caveat emptor
Its not his law, he answered a question.

I understand the desire to find a villain, but lets put blame where blame belongs.

21 posted on 10/14/2013 9:27:34 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: paudio

My stomach hurts. This should never have happened.


22 posted on 10/14/2013 9:30:46 AM PDT by butterdezillion (Free online faxing at http://faxzero.com/ Fax all your elected officials. Make DC listen.)
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To: BitWielder1

In the 70s it was the topic of a novelty song. Now it’s a criminal offense which can ruin a person’s life. But only if they’re not a member of the club.

What would happen to a bunch of boys going skinny-dipping these days? I can’t keep the new rules straight. Sodomites on public streets in genital-promoting attire-cool. A kid streaking as a prank-sex offender. NAMBLA-the next frontier for “freedom”. A man putting his hand on a grown woman’s shoulder-sexual offense in the workplace.


23 posted on 10/14/2013 9:31:35 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

A friend of mine in California told me of a woman who lost her job working for the state because she called someone ‘Hon’ and some asswipe was ‘offended’ at the sexually demeaning remark.

He went on to say that there is something seriously wrong when calling someone ‘Hon’ is horribly offensive and cause to fire someone while no one cares if you call someone a f*ckface because that’s just a plain old insult.

Unreal.


24 posted on 10/14/2013 9:44:51 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again. 969)
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To: paudio

Sex offender for streaking? Give me a break. This is LIBERAL INTOLERANCE RUN AMOK. The same people who teach kindergarteners about condoms fail to see the hypocrisy.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 9:50:25 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: paudio
The school can't charge the kid with anything...wonder what he was being told by the juvenile officer.

There is a big difference between a pervert exposing themselves and a kid streaking or taking a leak in public; that the judicial process at times fails to see this is amazing.

26 posted on 10/14/2013 9:50:35 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: MeganC

A friend of mine told me she was abducted by aliens. I don’t believe her either...


27 posted on 10/14/2013 9:51:09 AM PDT by stormer
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To: paudio

The kid was mentally ill. It’s sad, but he is neither a hero nor a martyr.


28 posted on 10/14/2013 9:58:26 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: mrsmel
I don't understand how kids of today are supposed to navigate between the "anything goes" and "nothing goes" extremes.

29 posted on 10/14/2013 9:58:28 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: MeganC

half the waitresses in baltimore would get fired if calling someone HON was a valid reason. and look at all the stupid things we did in college and beyond. the world truly is upside down.


30 posted on 10/14/2013 10:08:16 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: MeganC

Every other waitress would be fired. But I’m sure the infection will spread here before the commies are through.


31 posted on 10/14/2013 10:09:52 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: MeganC

I meant to say, every other waitress in the south would be fired.


32 posted on 10/14/2013 10:10:40 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: BitWielder1
I think that's the point of it all, Stalin's principle of "show me the man, I'll show you the crime". It's supposed to be impossible to navigate, the better to subjugate the slaves.
33 posted on 10/14/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: stormer

Here’s the case law that was cited in the termination review:

http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/litigation/briefs/mandel.txt

Looks to me you need to reconsider your assessment of your friend.


34 posted on 10/14/2013 10:47:47 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again. 969)
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To: MeganC

Thanks, not that I doubted you, it being California.


35 posted on 10/14/2013 10:51:37 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel
Unless you’re Roman Polanski or R Kelly.

I believe you may have overlooked one BJ Clinton.

36 posted on 10/14/2013 11:09:32 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: MeganC

I guess you didn’t read what you’ve posted.


37 posted on 10/14/2013 11:23:28 AM PDT by stormer
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I don’t know how I forgot the Rapist In Chief.


38 posted on 10/14/2013 11:39:00 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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