However, whenever hazing involves assaulting the victim, then it goes to another level. A perfect example would be a 13-year-old Georgia student riding a school bus received a “wedgie” during a school hazing incident so painful that his mother took him to the emergency room. The boy was a member of the 2007 Charlton County High School junior varsity golf team. He was riding the bus along with varsity members, who held him upside down. According to a local new report, two older students called the boy to the back of the bus and, in addition to the wedgie, punched the 13-year-old in the groin and stomach — all as a part of an initiation ritual.
With the new weapon, Percy kills Mrs. Dodds and goes back to the class. Ever since this incident, Grover and Mr. Brunner have been talking about him, and a mysterious stolen object. On the last day of school, Percy’s mother, Sally, brings him to the beach house where she and Percy’s father first met. However, a storm interrupts their vacation and Grover tells them to leave. While driving, they are all attacked by a
Almost every day, as the Logan kids came to the Great Faith School, a school bus from the Jefferson Davis School for the white kids came. For the white children’s amusement, their bus driver would splash the black kids with mud. On Little Man’s first day, he cares so much about his cloths, and is experienced, so when the older kids tell him to get in the ditch, he doesn't. The bus comes, and he gets all dirty. Little Man is furious and sad about his clothes.
As soon as he heard Iggy say they can go he grabbed Freak and ran out of the room before Iggy could change his mind. This is important because if they didn’t make the decisions they did and worked together Iggy could have decided to keep them. On pages 76-80 Max and Freak have their first day of school and in one of their classes the kids start to pick on Max. Freak stands up for Max and screams, “Order, order in the court. Let justice be heard!” Everyone stops and the teacher asks Freak if he was Kevin.
On January 30th, 1835, Andrew Jackson was nearly assassinated. In the weeks preceding the assassination attempt on President Andrew Jackson, Lawrence began stalking Andrew Jackson's movements. People later said that Richard Lawrence was seen sitting in his paint shop talking to himself about Andrew Jackson. On January 30, 1835, the day of the failed assassination, Richard Lawrence was seen by citizens sitting in his paint shop with a book in his hand, in doing this, he was laughing. Richard Lawrence got up all of a sudden and left the shop with a smile while saying the words, "I'll be damned if I don't do it.” On January 30, Andrew Jackson was at the funeral of the congressman of South Carolina, Warren R. Davis, at the United States Capitol building.
Death and the Loss of Innocence in the Catcher in the Rye In the novel, “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger, we meet Holden, a teenager who has gone through many traumatizing events throughout his life. Holden has jumped from school to school his whole life due to his flunking grades and the low value he put on education. When Holden was younger he had to deal with the death of his younger brother Allie which damaged him emotionally causing him to break all the windows in his garage with his bare hands. The last school he flunked out of was Pencey Prep a private all boys school.
The reader can clearly see this on page 48 when Gordy sees Elizabeth walking to school and stops her in her tracks, and breaks all of Elizabeth’s supplies (a box of crayons, a notebook, a ruler, her pencils, her fountain pen, an unused gum eraser, and a bottle of blue ink), showing he is cruel because he breaks all of her supplies, when she did nothing. Another piece of evidence that shows Gordy is cruel is when Gordy grabs Elizabeth’s hair. According to the text, “Gordy started cursing. Grabbing a fistful of her hair, he pulled so hard Elizabeth’s hair jerked sideways (page 65).” Finally the last piece of evidence is when Gordy takes Elizabeth’s and Margaret’s comics and starts ripping them apart, only keeping the ones he wants. Some readers may take this as a sign of Gordy being greedy.
As I walked towards the bus stop, if that’s even where I was going, I thought about what had just happened. The love of my life, he’s also male if you haven’t put that together yet, had been caught by the school making out with some random guy behind a dumpster. When he was brought into the principal 's office and threatened with expulsion, he decided to out me as well. Word got around to my parents, and here I am. A disgrace.
I tried running away but it was no use. They were bigger and faster. One guy with black hair came forward and grabbed me cussing out in a low voice. I tried to hide my fear, when he was telling me how many ways he could kill me. One of them punched me in the face.
When I was fifteen years old and in middle school, there was this one kid in my grade that was Muslim. He sat by himself minding his own business but everyday a group of kids in the grade above us would come and make fun of this young boy, each day it would be the same thing, they would call him names and tell him to go back to where he came from. All because he was a Muslim boy in Australia. One day he fought back to the bullies and threw a punch at the main culprit, of course he got beat up and all the boys had to go to the office and talk to the principle but what was astonishing was that the Muslim boy got suspended for three days and all the bullies did not get into trouble. From that day, I saw how the world target Muslims and how there is this witch hunt for them.
On the subject of comparing today’s events of African Americans standing up for justice and before the 60’s when they were fighting for justice, I am going to talk about the Trayvon Martin story. Trayvon Martin was an African American teenager who was in a lot of trouble in school having been suspended three times and even was caught with drugs in his book bag by the principal of his school. After he had came from the store buying skittles and an Arizona iced tea according to George Zimmerman (the man who shot Trayvon) he had said that, "This guy looks like he 's up to no good, or he 's on drugs or something. It 's raining, and he 's just walking around." After he had told this to the dispatcher, he ended up following Trayvon with the intent
Her classmates stand in tight groups during school looking over their shoulders and whispering to each other and a neighborhood boy follows her home loudly chanting “Half-City Jiangs! Down with the landlord Half-City Jiangs!” Ji-li walks into the police station after a long moment of questioning if she really should. She looks in the directory for the household registration office and goes upstairs to where it is located. At first she does not see anyone but, after yelling a few times Officer Ma emerges from his chair with his chopsticks in hand. Upon meeting Officer Ma he seems impatient and not very helpful, but then Jiang Ji-Li tells him that she wants to change her name to escape her bad class status and Officer Ma’s demeanor changes completely.
Lawrence King was a fifteen-year-old kid that was shot in the head for being gay and not dressing to his supposedly “sex”. He was shot dead in the computer lab in his Junior High, E. O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, California. (Cathcart, 2008). King was very open about him being gay, like going to weekly meet ups with Ventura County Rainbow Alliance every Friday night (Cathcart, 2008).
In 2005 a tragedy struck my hometown of Cameron Wisconsin. Following the annual homecoming parade, the high schoolers were driving back to the school to cheer on the football team for the game that night. Sitting on the toolboxes in one of the trucks was Bailey Zimmerman and her good friend Jasmyn Becker. As their driver, Matthew Stoyke, was making the turn into the parking lot, he saw a bunch of his friends already waiting for him. Without thinking, Matthew slammed his foot onto the accelerator to show off for his buddies.
Robert Davis, a retired elementary school teacher from New Orleans (Who was 64! ), was arrested and brutally beaten by police on suspicion of public intoxication. On the night of Oct. 9, 2005, just a little over a month after Hurricane Katrina, Davis returned to New Orleans to check on his family’s property and went to a gas station to buy cigarettes. There, he was attacked by four police officers who said he was “Belligerent and resisted arrest by not allowing them to handcuff him.” The beatings were videotaped by somebody that worked for a newspaper, who was also assaulted that night. The officers were either fired or suspended for their involvement, but many of the charges against them were deleted.