Lawsuit: Principal Retaliated Against Family And Bullied Student Hospitalized For PTSD | The New Civil Rights Movement

7 Jun

A boy, a young middle school boy identified as [M], has PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder causes intrusive memories, avoidance and numbing, increased anxiety, and even emotional arousal (hyperarousal). People who have PTSD generally feel emotionally numb, avoid activities they once enjoyed, feel hopeless about the future, have memory problems, find it hard to concentrate, and have difficulty maintaining relationships. They usually are very irritable and angry, have an overwhelming sense of guilt and shame, they tend to resort to self-destructive behavior, have trouble sleeping, are easily startled and frightened, and hear and see things that aren’t really there. Look at this list. Can you even imagine having to live like this? A boy, just a young middle school boy, he will never be the same. Thanks to the bullies at his school and to the adults who were supposed to be there for him in his time of need, [M] is emotionally shredded. This boy will likely never be the same. He has a life full of fear and hopelessness ahead of him, something he can no longer control. Too often bullying will get pushed aside as “boys being boys”, and this is prime example of why anyone who believes that phrase is built of ignorance and should stay far away from any child. Boys will be boys, yes, and sometimes boys take things a little too far. I think that traumatizing a child for life, ruining a child’s life, being such a terrible person that a child is likely to take their own life is a little too far. Anyone involved in this should be absolutely ashamed themselves. The bullies, the adults, the witnesses who encouraged it and the ones who didn’t like what they saw but refused to do something about it. All of them are responsible for this tragic happening. My heart goes out to this boy and his family. I wish you the best of luck and hope nothing but the best for you. As for the little whistleblower who brought this into the light, thank you. You truly are an amazing girl. You are an inspiration and I have so much respect for you. Stay beautiful.

 

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/lawsuit-principal-retaliated-against-bullied-student-hospitalized-for-ptsd/politics/2012/06/06/40767

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