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NEW BOSTON, Mich — Rape charges have been dropped against an 18-year-old after his 14-year-old accuser committed suicide on Monday. Samantha Kelly accused Joe Tarnopolski of raping her two months ago, leading to Tarnopolski being charged with statutory rape. After Tarnopolski was released on bond, he was allowed to return to Huron High School where both he and Kelly attended. That’s when other students at the school began harassing and bullying Kelly to the point that she overdosed on pills. After spending a few days at a psychiatric facility, she convinced her mother into letting her return to school on Monday. That evening Kelly hung herself in her family’s mobile home after reportedly writing a message on her bedroom wall that included the date of her alleged rape. Now the charges against the boy she accused of raping her are being dropped and not surprisingly, Kelly’s friends and family are pretty pissed about it. Wayne County prosecutor’s spokeswoman Maria Miller said the case could not proceed “because the sole evidence … was the complainant.” I don’t know if the guy is guilty or not, but if I were him, I’d move.…

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A 13-year-old student at Wilson Middle School has been arrested after pulling a prank on a fellow student. Rebecca Yanez says on Friday morning her 14-year-old daughter was with other students waiting outside the school for class to start when the boy walked up behind her and pulled down her shorts. “Her underwear also came off in the process and everything was exposed,” said Yanez. Since the girl’s monkey was exposed to a large group of students, the boy was suspended and arrested on charges of misdemeanor battery and interfering with the educational process.Veronica Garcia’s daughter goes to the school and feels the charges are a bit harsh. “I think that’s going a little overboard. It is a prank, and there are a lot worse things that happen to kids over here,” Garcia said. But Albuquerque police Sgt. Trish Hoffman disagrees. “The decision to make an arrest is that we take every incident extremely serious. We’re not going to make the decision if he was joking. What he did was inappropriate even if he was just joking.” Yanez says she will not pull her humiliated daughter out of the school as long as the boy is not there.…

MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS, PA — The parents of a 14-year-old who committed suicide last week say it was the end result of the bullying he suffered at school and now they want to make other parents aware of it. Last Friday, Brandon Bitner left his home in the middle of the night, walked six miles and stepped into the path of a tractor trailer.  Britner left a note to his parents asking that they find the strength not to let this happen to anyone else. His mother says Brandon suffered verbal abuse at school where he targeted for his emo lifestyle and soft-spoken manner. She blames the school for not stopping it. The school administrators state they have never received any reports of Britner being bullied and where never alerted to an issue. “There were no incidents reported to us, nor seen by teachers, nor reported by students to any of us. So that part of it catches me by surprise,” Midd-West superintendent Dr. Wesley Knapp said. Britner’s mother admits that although Britner had come to her about being bullied, they never reported it for fear of it making the situation worse.…

ROYAL CENTER, Ind –– A teenager has found himself in a whole lot of trouble after having a sex with a 12-year-old girl in the school bathroom. 18-year-old Tony Baxter is facing child molestation charges after police say he had sex with a 12-year-old girl in a bathroom at Pioneer High School. Aside from the child molestation charge, he and another unnamed 17-year-old, also faces attempted child molestation and conspiracy to commit child molestation for planning to see the girl again. Because he is guilty of letting the wrong head do the thinking, Baxter is facing 6 to 20 years in jail and having to register as a sex offender. Look, I’m not condoning what he did, but even when I was growing up there were sexually active 12 and 13-year-old girls around who were not only willing, but in a lot of cases they were the aggressor. I’m not saying that Baxter shouldn’t be punished for his stupidity, but the fact that he may spend a time in jail and have to register as an RSO, while the girl gets off unscathed, just seems a bit unfair. …

Cleveland, OH – Three Cleveland teens are standing before a judge in courtroom 3-D this morning, answering to charges they beat a man so badly last Wednesday that he was placed in intensive care. Two teens, both 18, were walking home from Max Hayes High School when they say the were assaulted by a group of eight boys ranging in age from 15 to 19, because they are an interracial couple. The group followed the couple making vulgar remarks and comments with one informing the girl, who is African American, “You’re cute but I’m gonna punch him in the face.” But it turned out that it was she who would initially get punched in the face. When her boyfriend, Jefferey Meadows Jr., stepped in to defend her, he was ruthlessly beaten for it. Nieghbors called 911, but the girl was able to walk her boyfriend to a realtive who then took him to the hospital. His injuries were so severe that he was life-flighted to the Level 1 Trauma Center at MetroHealth Medical Center.…

HAYWARD, Calif. — I got another school story I was gonna post, but ran across this odd story out of California concerning twins that caught my interest. Police are trying to determine if a 15-year-old killed his twin brother, or if he is part of a botched suicide pact. On Tuesday, a neighbor called police reporting seeing a teen breaking into a neighbor’s home. When police arrived, they were confronted by the teen who had self-inflicted stab wounds and turned on all the gas jets in the home. He begged the officers to shoot him, so they obliged…with their Taser. It was while he was in custody that friends and family were questioned after police learned that his twin brother was missing. His body was found Wednesday morning in a heavily-wooded ravine behind Hayward high school, which both boys attended. “At this point we’re trying to determine if this was a suicide by the brother and attempted suicide by the other brother or if the brother arrested murdered the sibling,” said Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Sgt.…

Benson, NC — Got a couple school related stories, starting with this one involving a school resource officer who was fired earlier this week after allegedly sending inappropriate photos to a student at West Johnston High School where he was assigned. Officer Todd Fair, 40, admitted to sending the photos to the student, but at this point no one knows what the photos contain exactly. According to the sheriff’s department Fair, “engaged in inappropriate conduct and conduct unbecoming of a law enforcement officer.” Some say if the allegations are true, then they are glad that he is gone. But others are having a hard time believing it. Maddie Calzaretta, a parent of a student at West Johnston, called Fair a “great man” who was always there when you needed him. “I just can’t believe it,” she said. Fair may not be facing any criminal charges (he won’t) but the district attorney says she has asked the SBI to investigate. Check out the 300+ comments at the second link I provided for an interesting read.…

Notre Dame, Indiana — A 20-year-old Notre Dame student was killed in a tragic accident after the scissor lift he was standing on toppled over in a strong gust of wind. Declan Sullivan worked as a member of the athletic department’s video crew and was on the lift, which extends above the field’s goal posts, recording the team practice. Hours before the accident occurred, Sullivan sent a prophetic messages to Twitter that read: ‘Gust of wind up to 60mph well today will be fun at work… I guess I’ve lived long enough.’ This was followed by another at 4.06pm, that read: ‘Holy f*ck holy f*ck this is terrifying.’ At 4:50pm, the tower would fall over in a 51mph gust of wind, fatally injuring Sullivan. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said: ‘Our thoughts and prayers go out to Declan’s family and friends. Declan was a diligent student worker in our video department and had a tremendous personality and great sense of humour.…

Visalia, CA — Last Friday, parents of children attending Visalia elementary schools received phone calls of a recording informing them that a man has attempted to lure children into his car near two different, local schools. The man is described as being a dark complected Hispanic male wearing black wire rimmed glasses and between the ages of 30 and 40 driving a tan or beige four door sedan. The first attempt was on Oct 13, near Washington Elementary where he pulled up alongside a young girl at about 8am and asked her a question. She ran away after turning around and seeing that he was not wearing any pants. The next attempt near Royal Oaks Elementary wasn’t reported until last Wednesday when a man matching the same description allegedly pulled up alongside a young boy and asked him repeatedly if he wanted a ride to which the boy repeatedly declined before the man drove off. Sergeant Steven Phillips with the Visalia Police Department says both children did exactly what they should have.…

OKLAHOMA CITY – Yesterday there were reports of a 13-year-old white girl on a school bus who was in the process of getting her ass kicked by fellow black students when her father entered the bus to help her. This is when witnesses say the parents and the bus driver began fighting and racial slurs were exchanged. Carrie Holeman, the mother of the girl that was allegedly being attacked, added the bus driver also confronted her. “She then got off the bus, took off her earrings and started calling me ‘cracker’ and said she was ‘going to beat my ass’, too.” Neighbors confirmed this account adding they watched the bus driver punch Holeman’s husband in the face. Now I cannot confirm anything, but someone posted on one of the news articles I read that the bus driver, who is off her route until the investigation is over, happens to be the aunt of one of the black students accused of bullying Holeman’s daughter. Holeman also told reporters that her daughter has been bullied by black students for over two years at John Marshall High School, but her complaints to the district have been ignored. …

Charlotte, NC — Two teenage brothers may have gotten themselves into some serious trouble in North Carolina following a story yesterday about a pen exploding in a student’s hand. Yesterday morning the local news was reporting on a student at Turning Point Academy who was injured by an exploding pen while in class. Jonathan Cuffey, 15, had grabbed the pen from a cup of writing utensils, but when he removed the cap it exploded, sending plastic shrapnel into his arm and hands. He was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and released. The school was evacuated and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s bomb squad was brought in to sweep the rest of the school. No bombs were found, but a hidden stash of weed was. I’m not sure what exactly, but somehow police connected two teen brothers, ages 15 and 16, with the exploding pen. Just before 4 p.m., investigators were sent out to search the boy’s home. While inside the house, three firefighters were injured by yet another explosive device.…

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – One student is dead and another accused of shooting him to death in a dorm room  at Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Police say Jonathan Schipper was shot dead by a fellow student inside the Pearl Presley Hall Sunday afternoon. The shooter willingly turned himself over to police and is cooperating with investigators. Classes were cancelled for today and and local ministers and counselors will be available to students, faculty and staff. If you can get it to load, they have released a statement you can read over at their website asking students to cooperate and how MACU strives to express love, forgiveness, and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ. “This is a Godly place that had a very ungodly thing happen,” remarked Clay Perkins, president of Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Because you know, God never killed anyone for asinine reasons. Well, except for Lot’s wife for looking back, Onan for spilling his seed, that guy who picked up sticks on the Sabbath, those children he sent the two bears after because they made fun of a man’s bald head, Uzzah for trying to keep the ark from falling, and those poor spies sent by Moses killed by God for returning an honest report.…

HOUSTON — Last Thursday, 13-year-old Asher Brown told his step-father that he was gay. Later that evening he would be found dead on the floor of a closet after having shot himself in the head. Asher left no note, so his reasons for ending his life at this point are only speculation, but according to his parents, this was the eighth grader’s final solution to years of torment and harassment at the hands of fellow classmates at Hamilton Middle School. They say the straight A student was bullied relentlessly for the last couple years, ridiculed over his appearance, his religion and his sexual orientation. His parents, David and Amy Truong, say they repeatedly tried talking to school officials about the way Asher and his brother were being treated at school, even giving them names of students responsible. But Cy Fair ISD officials released a statement in which the state they have never received any reports of Asher being bullied by anyone at all. However, if you read the comments on this Facebook Page or on this article about Asher’s death, other parents and students are not only corroborating Asher being bullied, but also a lot of tales of their own all with a common theme of Cy Fair ISD turning a blind eye.…

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — In more lawsuit news, a parent is suing a school school board alleging they’re responsible for the rape of their 14-year-old daughter in the a school’s bathroom. Of course this is a completely one-sided article as we do not have the accused’s side of the story. But the parent claims that the staff at Sparkman Middle School was aware of a particular boy’s habit of propositioning young girl’s for sex in the school and had been keeping an eye on him. They lawsuit claims that when their daughter went to a teacher and told her the boy had just asked her to meet him in a bathroom for sex, the teacher, June Simpson, told her to through with the meeting so that they could finally catch the boy in the act. Simpson told her, “Don’t do anything. Just get him to meet you and we’ll catch him.” When the girl met the boy into the sixth-grade bathroom, the teacher was no longer monitoring the security cameras and had went back to her classroom.…

New York — Two Rutgers College freshman have been charged with two counts of invasion of privacy after setting up a web cam to film their roommate having sex and broadcasting it live over the Internet. That roommate has reportedly killed himself. On September 19, Dharun Ravi, 18, posted on Twitter that his roommate had “asked for the room until midnight” and that he turned on the webcam after seeing him “making out with a guy.” He then did the same thing with the same roommate a couple days later, daring his Twitter followers to iChat with him later that evening because “it’s happening again.” That Thursday the roommate, who had been secretly filmed,  jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. I say “supposedly” because reports are that a body has not been found at this point, but his car was found nearby with his cell phone and computer inside. Ravi and 18-year-old Molly Wei are now facing a possible five year prison stint if convicted of the charges.…

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – At around midnight on Saturday, someone called 911 saying they had heard calls for help. When police arrived at the location given, they found 18-year-old Mallori Kastner dead at the scene and Jeremy Mohr critically injured. The pair had been sitting in a hammock when one of the trees it was tied to fell over and landed on top of them. Mohr was rushed to the hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Kastner was a freshman at Grace College, a small Christian college, and Mohr was a senior. “We ask all the campus community to be committed to deep prayer for Mallori’s and Jeremy’s family and friends and for Jeremy’s healing,” Ron Manahan, president of Grace College, said in a statement. Life is unfair sometimes, huh? That same night, some douchebags at a frat house were gang-raping underage chicks and will go on to be lawyers and doctors. These two were just sitting in a hammock and the Powers That Be felt they needed a friggin’ tree blanket.…

Orlando, Florida – You know, I feel for parents with kids who are bullied, especially when they feel their complaints to school officials fall on deaf ears. So when the daughter of James Jones informed him that she was being picked on while riding the bus, even after he says he went to the school and informed them what was going on, I understand why he felt the need to do something about it. He just may have went a bit too far. After hearing some boys on the bus had placed open condoms in is disabled daughter’s hair, he went on the school bus and began threatening the students as well as the driver. You can watch the video after the break, and listen to Jones express his concerns to the bus driver and his daughter’s fellow students by screaming, “This is my daughter, and I will kill a (expletive) to back her. If anything happens to my daughter I’m going to (expletive) you up and everybody on this (expletive).” It’s quite poetic.…

Greensburg, Ind. — Last Thursday, 15-year-old Billy (William) Lucas, was found hanging inside his family’s barn. His suicide is being attributed to reports of bullying even though the suicide note he left did not refer to being bullied or blame anyone in particular for his decision. Lucas was a student at Greensburg Community High School and reportedly a constant source of bullying since the fourth grade. In particular, remarks made about him being a “fag” and questioning his sexual orientation. Principal Phil Chapple doesn’t deny that students are bullied in the high school, no more than any others, but added he was never made aware of the situation regarding Lucas. If you read the comments in the news articles, as well as the messages left over at the Facebook Page created in his honor, everyone else seemed to be aware of it. Some are aggravated that it doesn’t look like any charges will be filed against any of the people who bullied Lucas over the years. No doubt the bullying probably didn’t help his mental state, but it would be kind of tough to prove it was the direct cause.…


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