A student at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio was brutally beaten this week by another student for being gay. Class members watched as the bully waited for the student to arrive in the classroom, grabbed him, pushed him to the ground and punched him in the face several times.
3bullyAnother student recorded the assault on his cell phone. The video was posted to Facebook.
The bully had harassed the gay student (who has not been identified) on Facebook a few days earlier, writing, as the comment on a photo of him: “You fag. Check out the definition of a fag.”
According to an email received by Towleroad from Equality Ohio, “The victim has suffered a possible concussion and dental damage. The attacker was suspended from school for just three days. “
OH KIDS. THEY DO THE CRAZIEST THING.
A kindergarten show-and-tell in Missouri took a lurid turn when a boy whipped out his mother’s drug pipe and several baggies full of crystal meth.
The unidentified boy brought the ounce of drugs, worth roughly $3,700, to the Sweet Springs Elementary School on Sept. 6, according to local KCTV-5.
The students had been asked to bring “pictures of their family for show and tell,” court documents said.
Shocked school officials called the police about 8:30 a.m., and officers executing a search warrant found a crack pipe at the boy’s home. His mother, 32-year-old Michelle Marie Cheatham, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and one count of first-degree child endangerment.
The rocks brought in by the boy tested positive for methamphetamine.
Police Chief Richard Downing told KCTV-5 that the incident marked a first in his law enforcement career.
“When I called the prosecutor about it, they said, ‘You’re kidding me, aren’t you?” Downing said.
After posting $7,500 bail, Cheatham was hospitalized with complications from a previous gastrointestinal surgery, a friend told KCTV-5.
Nathan Carroll (above), a senior at SQHS, says there’s a big need for a GSA at their high school. “Just yesterday, students across the room would yell, ‘God hates gays,’” said Carroll. “There is not going to be a gay club in this school. We don’t deserve it.”
Carroll says he has been bullied and sexually harassed for being gay most of his life. He says there are a lot of misconceptions about the GSA.
“The Gay Straight Alliance is not a club to talk about sexual orientation,” he said. “It’s about sexual orientation, but it’s not talking about sex in general. It’s a support group. It’s where you can go and you can talk about how you feel.”