Thursday, March 7, 2013

Bronx HS of Science Scandal

Pier Berkmans, 17, Thomas Brady, 16; and Boubacar Diallo - Suspects


Marion Dietrich - Director
First, Stuyvesant with the cheating scandal, and now Bronx high school of Science... what's next?  Three teenagers are being accused of hazing another student via sexually violation.  The victim claims he was harassed, penetrated with a finger, and his genitals were hit with a water bottle.  The youths belong to the school's track team.  One of the alleged attackers even threatened to rape the victim. The director of the track program and the coaches were suspended due to the allegations.    


The situation is troubling indeed.  The issue of hazing must be addressed by all educational institutions.  Rituals are part of the human experience; however, when they violate another person, then those rituals must be discarded for good.  There is no need at all to harass a young peer, touch him or threaten to rape him.  This is disgusting and unfortunately the trend appearing in the youth today who are being forced to accept homosexuality as normal behavior.

Questions must be raised and answers must be sought for them.  What is "appropriate" touching?  In many sports, a pat on the buttocks is considered "normal."  However, if one does the same at work or outside of sports, one can be sued for sexual harassment.  These are things that must be worked out in order for there to be uniformity in regards to proper behavior and touching, not only in sports, but in every area.

Source:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2288950/Principal-elite-New-York-high-school-athletes-sexually-abused-freshman-knew-hazing-culture-YEAR-ago.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/nyregion/bronx-high-school-of-science-debates-horseplay-after-arrests.html?_r=0

http://www.businessinsider.com/bronx-high-school-under-fire-for-hazing-2013-3

http://www.fox44abc22yourvoice.com/story/21482326/3-bronx-students-arrested-in-alleged-hazing

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/03/04/bronx-high-school-track-team-members-accused-in-violent-sexual-hazing/

http://bronx.news12.com/news/athletic-director-track-coaches-suspended-over-hazing-incident-1.4751963

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