Results tagged “schools” from Last Word

Dennis Shepard, appeared at a press conference sponsored by the Tennessee Equality Project this week. He directed his comments toward parents about the need to hold the state's legislators responsible for protecting gay youth against bullying at school and online. He referenced the suicides of two Tennessee teens in his speech -- Phillip Parker and Jacob Rogers -- who were ... [Read]

''I do not condone bullying or harassment of any kind and I am very aware and saddened by the negative impact this type of behavior creates. I regret that the posts appeared on Facebook. They do not reflect my personal views and I apologize for any and all offenses caused by the comment.'' Statement reportedly released by Joplin High ... [Read]

The parents of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer went on the Today show this morning to discuss their son's suicide. His mother, Tracy Rodemeyer, told host Ann Curry about another disturbing incident: Some schoolmates who bullied Jamey reveled in the fact that he had taken his life. His father, Tim, said that ''they have no heart:'' "It was the first day of ... [Read]

''I felt like I was being asked to go back into the closet. And that's a terrifying place to be. My first reaction was absolute terror... [About returning to class,] Stoked. Really, really excited. Those kids are my joy.'' Seth Stambaugh, an Oregon teacher who says he had a brief conversation with a student who asked why he wasn't ... [Read]

''That's absolutely inaccurate — it's completely false. I did not hallucinate phone calls to counselors and assistant principals. We have no reason to make this up. … It's like they're calling us liars.... We want justice. The people here need to be held responsible and to be stopped. It did happen. There are witnesses everywhere.... I hope [you bullies are] happy ... [Read]