Monday, October 02, 2006

What might happen when adults don't listen



Originally uploaded by shannon rae.
This troubled me.
Eric Hainstock, told investigators that a group of fellow students had been picking on him at the school, calling him sexually derogatory names, according to the criminal complaint filed against Mr. Hainstock.

The principal, John Klang, and teachers “would not do anything about the other students,” the teenager said, according to the complaint. “He decided to confront the students and teachers and principal with the guns to make them listen to him.”
While there is likely more to the story, this is troubling... it's troubling that no action would take place, that a student didn't feel there was any adult he could go to, that a person would need to react with such violence.

He is reported to have said, "I’ve got a gun! I’m not kidding, and this is real!”

Real, certainly. Troubling, even more so.

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