It’s been all over the news lately. Children, two in the past weeks, both of them just 11-years old and in different parts of the country, hanging themselves because of brutal bullying, mostly about being gay. Another young man who was 17 when he committed suicide due to excessive bullying, family just pressed charges on his school system for not properly handling the bullying of their son. And all of these stories, one from Ohio, one from Georgia, and one local in Springfield, Mass. are truly tragic.
How is it that this type of bullying still happening? Don’t school districts remember the rash of school violence of the 1990’s and early 2000’s, most notably the incident at Columbine High School in Colorado, of angry children bringing guns to school due to the fact they were bullied and the schools did nothing about it? Do they want this disturbing trends to continue, of school violence and children suicide, to continue? Clearly, there needs to be more done, on the school’s behalf, the parents behalf, and even the child’s behalf to prevent this.
Here’s a link to the story… I was unable to post a comment on the story because it was in the Christian Post and I did not want to sign up for the website for my own personal reasons.