Letter: Shame on bullies' parents

It’s been said that your high school days are your best days of our lives. That is, unless there are bullies in the high school that make your life a living nightmare.

A group of bullies at a Juneau high school tortured a particular victim throughout the school year (his situation was reported in the June 17 Juneau Empire article on bullying). This was not a onetime instance. Throughout the school year, they have humiliated this victim. They have emotionally, physically and verbally abused him.

When the victim came forward, the bullies were suspended for five whole days. Wow! And now, they are right back playing sports. That’s some kind of punishment the high school dished out! How about not being able to play sports the rest of your high school career? That sounds about fair.

Next spring, the bullies will be applying to colleges. If I had my way, they would all be going to the University of Lemon Creek Correctional Center. What these bullies did to this wonderful young man is unconscionable.

If that isn’t bad enough, the parents of the bullies shunned the victim and his family. Note to the bullies parents: Shame on you for not making your children do the right thing. Shame on you for not putting a stop to this abuse, and shame on you for shunning the victim and the family who considered you to be their friends. A simple “Thank you for not calling the police and sending my son to jail” would have been perfect.

Not one of you parents stepped up to the free throw line and made an effort to contact or comfort the victim and family. Shame on you all.

Theresa Vick

Petersburg

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