Thursday, October 15, 2009
School Bully Event
Just suppose that a local high school football team is taken to something they call a camp. Just suppose that a junior Boy is hazed while he is attending this camp. Now suppose he yells for help but the chaperones do not come to his aid. Suppose The Boy’s cries for help ignite the hazing to a higher level. The Boy is being held to the floor by three senior linebackers. Just suppose. Suppose the seniors are attempting to shave The Boy’s head and the electric razor is cutting him as other onlookers cheer the seniors to keep on. Suppose as The Boy cries and yells for help, he is thrown to the floor and his head hits hard. Now suppose an unknown person catches the event on video via his cell phone.
Now suppose the video makes its way to The Boys parents, who are physically sickened by it. Understandably, they would supposedly want to do something about it. Now suppose The Boy knows that he would be taunted and abused if he gets the seniors in trouble by telling on them. He does not want to become a pariah on his football team. Suppose the parents love The Boy enough to listen to his request to “Just let it go.” But let’s just say they feel the need to discuss it with the school authorities, who have also supposedly seen the supposed video of the event.
Suppose they arrange a meeting with the principal and the coach. Suppose they walk in and sit down and the principal says in his cheery principal voice, “What can we do for you, today?”
Suppose the football coach says to them, “Surely you don’t want to ruin these boys’ senior year of high school by having them kicked off the team, do you?” As if the parents are the guilty ones. Suppose he even compares the event to his small children scuffling in the living room. What if he supposedly tells The Boy’s parents that the senior boys’ parents drove several team members to the camp, “spending their own money on gas” as if that excuses their behavior.
Suppose the coach doesn’t realize that the purpose of every high school experience given to them by the adults employed there is to teach positive lessons to the stud0ents.
If this happened did they just teach an impressionable group of boys that if one can play a game well, one can misbehave and it won’t hurt him too badly? If one can be intimidating enough there will be no serious consequences?
Now, suppose all of this is true.
The Boy is my grandson.
He is Jordan.
Isn't he handsome?(The dog is Olivia)