Bullied teen faces expulsion after bringing stun gun to school
Indiana, IN, United States (AHN) – A bullied gay teenager who bought a stun gun to school, and fired it in the air when felt threatened, faces expulsion.
Seventeen year old Darnell “Dynasty” Young reported he was subjected to daily harassment at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. According to the Indianapolis Star, the teen was taunted from kids who allegedly and repeatedly threw rocks and bottles at him. Darnell says he was routinely followed home by bullies who had also spread a rumor that he had performed sex acts in the bathroom.
Things got so bad, the harassed teen says he even contemplate suicide at one point.
After Darnell reported being bullied nearly a dozen times, his mother Chelsea Grimes, admits she gave her son a stun gun for protection because school officials were not doing enough.
School authorities maintain they looked into the bullying reports, but Darnell was not always able to identity all of his harassers.
The school says they have been trying to help Darnell since he transferred in last year by recommending he “tone down” his accessories. But, they are by no means attempting to place the blame on Darnell.
Stun guns are prohibited at school in Indiana, and it is a misdemeanor to give a stun gun top a minor.
Last Wednesday, an expulsion meeting was held before an independent arbitrator who will decide Darnell’s fate.
A decision is expected in a few days.