Just when you thought people couldn’t be any worse…
This is madness:
Officials at Central Mountain High School in Clinton County weren’t providing guidance for fellow students, who were reacting badly about Joe Paterno’s firing and blaming the 17-year-old, said Mike Gillum, the psychologist helping his family. Those officials were unavailable for comment this weekend.
The name-calling and verbal threats were just too much, he said.
Other alleged victims are turning to each other for support, since they fear others will out them and cause a media swarm. The only encouragement for Victim One, Gillum said, is watching other alleged victims come forward because they felt empowered by his courage.
“He feels good about that,” Gillum said. “That’s the one good that’s come of all this.”
Where the hell are the high school administrators on this?! It is their responsibility to protect students like Victim 1, especially at a time when they had to know that tensions would be running high. It is also their responsibility to explain to these nitwit bullies that Victim 1 should be commended for coming forward and empowering other victims to come forward. Continue reading