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Student attempted suicide by ‘hanging himself’ after teacher bullied him with anti-gay slurs

A student in South Carolina has attempted suicide after a school teacher allegedly used anti-gay slurs against him, calling him “gay,” “gay boy,” “Mrs Pete,” and “Mrs Peters.”

According to a report issued Friday by the Courthouse News Service, the student, identified as John Doe, and his mother, identified as Jane Doe, filed a lawsuit against the Charleston County School District in the Charleston County Court of Common Pleas.

The alleged anti-gay teacher is identified as Alan Ingram throughout the complaint.

Ingram was the boy’s teacher at West Ashley High School in Charleston. Court documents state he repeatedly bullied the boy in front of his peers.

A statement reads: “In early April 2013, Ingram began bullying plaintiff in class, in front of plaintiff’s classmates, by telling plaintiff’s classmates that plaintiff was ‘gay,’ and by calling plaintiff names and belittling him in the presence of his classmates. This continued on a daily basis for an extended period of time.”

The complaint says: “Ingram repeatedly told plaintiff’s classmates that plaintiff was in a homosexual relationship with another male classmate and that they were ‘boyfriend and girlfriend’.

“Further, Ingram encouraged and asked other students in class to pick on plaintiff as well and similarly belittle him during classes.”

John Doe’s mother reported the teacher’s bullying gave the boy “emotional and psychological distress which was manifested by physical illness.”

As a result, her son “attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself.”

The boy has since withdrawn from school, and is being educated at home. His mother said he is undergoing mental health counseling.

In July, a South Carolina teacher and pastor likened curricula which are inclusive of LGBT people to “teaching people how to use crack”.

In April, the parents of a gay teenage suicide victim in Texas decided to drop their lawsuit against their son’s former school district.

Amy and David Truong sued Houston’s Cy-Fair Independent School District shortly after their son Asher Brown, 13, took his life because of alleged bullying based on his Buddhist beliefs, size and sexual orientation.

Asher’s parents claimed the district had repeatedly ignored the problem.

He died in September 2010, having shot himself with a gun, just hours after telling his father about his sexuality.

by Pink Newsreply 2009/09/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Pink Newsreply 109/08/2013

I was heavily targeted in jr high for being gay, but no teacher joined in and called me any slurs. Some allowed it to happen openly in front of them and didn't stop it. My choir teacher especially, she favored the in-crowd and let them bully anyone they wanted, but I was the main target. And interestingly, she was rumored to be a lesbian herself. I'll bet she was, she did definitely give off a lesbian vibe. What a warped cunt.

by Pink Newsreply 209/08/2013

I'm glad he didn't succeed in his suicide. A teacher bullying a student to the point of suicide should be considered murder.

by Pink Newsreply 309/08/2013

What's with R1?

by Pink Newsreply 409/08/2013

R4, the WM deleted a bunch of offensive posts by a right wing shit-stain. And thanks WM, I appreciate it very much.

by Pink Newsreply 509/08/2013

[all posts by flame bait troll #11 removed (violent racist homophobic right-wing misogynist), ISP notified with full text of all posts.]

by Pink Newsreply 609/08/2013

I could count the number of times a fellow student bullied me on one hand. But the number of times a teacher bullied me? Countless.

Some teachers are permanently at the maturity level of the age of students they teach, but with the authority to abuse kids with relative impunity. Then other adults support those teachers, because, hey, teenagers are scum, right? Nevermind that these bullying teachers almost invariably attack GLBT kids and "uppity" girls.

by Pink Newsreply 709/08/2013

Attention whore.

by Pink Newsreply 809/09/2013

I think some people must become teachers because they are so fixated on those years in their own lives. Hence you see all the teachers in the news getting caught having obsessive affairs with the school hunk, or doing something like picking on a kid like this. It's sad for all involved.

by Pink Newsreply 909/09/2013

It just has to stop. I think the only way to motivate them is to hit them where it hurts...lawsuits with big payouts, only then will these backward cities and towns start to write policy. It's amazing to me how a teacher can actively judge a child when you would think they of anyone would understand and at least try to make an environment of peace and neutrality conducive to learning. I was bullied severely by other students all through grammar and jr. high schools, sometimes honestly I don't know how I made it though. I remember maybe 2 or 3 teachers that would stop it if they saw it, most would half heartedly stop it, but act in such a way that the perpetrators knew the teacher also believed I was a rightful target. Recently I met my favorite teacher from 4th grade and when I started talking about my life the homophobia from her was palpable and it was crushing for me - oh well, we truly are the last bastion of hate.

by Pink Newsreply 1009/09/2013

A WTF bump so that I can find this tomorrow

by Pink Newsreply 1109/09/2013

You can star a thread without posting in it.

by Pink Newsreply 1209/09/2013

I had no problems with kids in school. Well, relatively few. Someone once wrote "______ is a fem." on my geometry book cover. The next day in class, I told him how to spell it correctly. That was all the bother I was going to show him.

The teachers, on the other hand.

by Pink Newsreply 1309/09/2013

Here's a link to the high school website. Many of the teachers have a photo next to their name. Ingram isn't one of them.

by Pink Newsreply 1409/09/2013

Time for some Gaynonymous shit to teach this fucker a lesson.

by Pink Newsreply 1509/09/2013
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