“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,” cnn.com reports. “‘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?’ I did feel like there was nothing else left for me to do, but protect my child.” Ms. Chelisa Grimes [above] is not quite right. What she did was make it possible for her child to protect himself. And, I’m thinking, provide a wake-up call to gay Americans who haven’t made the connection between carrying a concealed weapon and taking responsibility for their own defense. Adults. Not kids. Children should be protected by adults. Anyway, details . . .
“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 have 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.”
Look for this one to run and run. As it should.