Monday, September 17, 2007

"We’re just two kids who stood up for a cause. . ."

Central Kings

CAMBRIDGE — Two students at Central Kings Rural High School fought back against bullying recently, unleashing a sea of pink after a new student was harassed and threatened when he showed up wearing a pink shirt.

The Grade 9 student arrived for the first day of school last Wednesday and was set upon by a group of six to 10 older students who mocked him, called him a homosexual for wearing pink and threatened to beat him up.

The next day, Grade 12 students David Shepherd and Travis Price decided something had to be done about bullying.

I first noticed this story over at Simon's place, then Jim's, then here. By then it had already gone into orbit, after having gone global, which suggests Oprah, or something like it, can't be far away. My only worries: All the attention will ruin a fine act of solidarity, or leave the bullies without an opportunity for contrition. Which would be a bad idea.

Still. What a heartening story. Makes me all cheery like:


Blogger KF said...

What an awesome story! And a great song linked to it.. did you know I was named after their drummer?

5:25 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

I read somewhere your dad was a pretty cool guy back then. . .

6:33 PM  

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