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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

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1 posted on 10/14/2013 8:40:03 AM PDT by paudio
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“-——— 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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