Indiana mom sends son to school with stun gun to confront bullies

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Indiana mom sends son to school with stun gun to confront bullies

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 4:45 PM EDT, Mon May 7, 2012

(CNN) -- An Indiana mother who sent her gay son to school with a stun gun after administrators apparently didn't do enough to stop the bullying against him said she would do it again -- even though the teen now faces expulsion.

"I do not promote violence -- not at all -- but what is a parent to do when she has done everything that she felt she was supposed to do ... at the school?" his mother, Chelsea Young, told CNN's Don Lemon on Sunday. "I did feel like there was nothing else left for me to do, but protect my child."

The school district held an expulsion hearing last week but no decision has been announced.

Grimes sent her son, Darryl "Dynasty" Young, to Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis with the stun gun after he said he was taunted and bullied for months.

"I brought the stun gun 'cause I wasn't safe," the 17-year-old said.

After six other students surrounded him at school on April 16, calling him names and threatening to beat him up, Young pulled the stun gun from his backpack. He raised it in the air, setting off an electric charge, and sending the group scurrying, Young said.

Unlike a Taser, which fire barbs attached to long wires at a target, a stun gun has to be near or pressed against a person to shock them.

"I got kicked out of school for me bringing the weapon to school, but I honestly don't think that that was fair," Young said. "I didn't use it on nobody. ... All I did was raise it up in the air and went back to my class."

School police officers arrested him a short time later and took him away in handcuffs, The Indianapolis Star reported. School officials are investigating the incident, but none of the students who allegedly surrounded Young has been positively identified.

Young is known as a flamboyant dresser and Larry Yarrell, the Tech principal, said school staff had been trying to get him to "tone down" his accessories.

"If you wear female apparel, then kids are kids and they're going to say whatever it is that they want to say," Yarrell told The Star. "Because you want to be different and because you choose to wear female apparel, it may happen. In the idealistic society, it shouldn't matter. People should be able to wear what they want to wear."

CNN could not immediately reach school officials for comment.

Grimes contends that school officials haven't done enough to protect all students on campus.

"I think that the self-protection device is what's making the news, but the big picture is that my child is not the only one who does not feel safe at our school," she said.

It a common complaint among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.

A 2009 survey of 7,261 middle and high school students found that nearly nine out of 10 LGBT students had experienced harassment at school over the previous year and nearly two-thirds felt unsafe because of their sexual orientation.

Young said rumors around campus suggested he was "doing nasty stuff" with teachers. The rumors took their toll.

"I was at my wit's end. I didn't know what to do and I thought about suicide," Young said. "I hate saying that word because God blessed me with this life. I love life. I love my education. I would never ... but this bullying got so bad that I thought about that."

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/07/us/indiana-bullied-teen/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
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Darnell "Dynasty" Young poses with his mother Chelisa Grimes.

ZAP!!! You done been tazed!
 

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1. I like the cut of her jig...erm...jib.
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Darryl "Dynasty" Young
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Good for for mom.

All the bullshit ralk about stopping bullying is loved by the schools, but when a bullied student actually brings a non lethal method of defense they punish him

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GTR?

Yes, names were changed to protect the innocent GTR game..:action-sm


Darnell "Dynasty" Young poses with his mother Chelisa Grimes.

ZAP!!! You done been tazed!
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I like to play GTR without reading the story, and man did I lose going on the headline alone.

So great mom, or greatest mom ever?
 

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I totally would have said 'white' because of the use of the stun gun. Maybe its my "preconceived prejudices", but I just don't see black folk carrying around stun guns.
 

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Good for for mom.

All the bullshit ralk about stopping bullying is loved by the schools, but when a bullied student actually brings a non lethal method of defense they punish him

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Dude, you can't use a fucking stun gun on kids, regardless of how much they deserve it. This kid should be expelled.
 
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I totally would have said 'white' because of the use of the stun gun. Maybe its my "preconceived prejudices", but I just don't see black folk carrying around stun guns.
In your defense, the jigs don't know gigawatts.
 

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I totally would have said 'white' because of the use of the stun gun. Maybe its my "preconceived prejudices", but I just don't see black folk carrying around stun guns.
Exactly. Stun gun sounds like such a crazy white chick thing.

Dude, you can't use a fucking stun gun on kids, regardless of how much they deserve it. This kid should be expelled.
Spoil sport.
 

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I think the school is being cunty by going after him for his clothing instead of the bullies, but you still can't bring a stun gun to school! What if the bullies started bringing stun guns "just incase" because jebus said they'd go to hell if they didn't?
 

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Dude, you can't use a fucking stun gun on kids, regardless of how much they deserve it. This kid should be expelled.
As long as all the "bullies" are also expelled, i agree.

Then again, the bullies are future cops anyway so I am sure they will get off scott free
 

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As long as all the "bullies" are also expelled, i agree.

Then again, the bullies are future cops anyway so I am sure they will get off scott free
I like that this kid somewhat stood up for himself, but he can't do so with a weapon. I hate this overreaction to bullying, because it's the wrong reaction. We should be teaching kids how to logically deal with them (because they will always exist), rather than coddling the kids (not really saying that's what happened here specifically).

I actually feel bad for the bullies, because they obviously just wanted a blowjob and didn't know how to bring it up.
 

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1) the mom has nice titties... Seriously. i'd suck on those niggers easily. She HAS to have those highly coveted "saucer nipples". NICE!!!
2) It's a tad crazy to bring a stun gun to school, but if the kid is being constantly bullied and have shit thrown at him, I certainly understand... It seems he's taking the bullying in stride, but he's also defending himself. He should learn some sort of "gay fist" martial art. Targeting their assholes, preferably.

Edit: Watched to the end of the news story. What a well spoken bunch... Anyway, shit's sad about the rumor spread about him and him contemplating suicide. Man, I just turned 30... I'm slowly turning into a sweetie boy pussy :(