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OXNARD, Calif. - Larry King was a gay eighth-grader who used to come to school in makeup, high heels and earrings. And when the other boys made fun of him, he would boldly tease them right back by flirting with them.
That may have been what got him killed.
On Feb. 12, another student, Brandon McInerney, 14, shot him twice in the head at the back of the computer lab at their junior high school, police say.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by SilentShadow
Factor out the flamboyance of Larry King, his gender identity issues, and please don't suggest that the victim somehow 'deserved' it...I don't think that was your point, but it kinda came accross that way. Hope I got it wrong, there.
Originally posted by ChiKeyMonKey
Why is a 14 wearing high heels and make up to school.
Originally posted by SilentShadow
upon reading the child used to 'bully' back by flirting and chasing them.
I thought that this is further from a student being killed because they are gay but closer to being killed because they were a bully.
I guess a question to ask would be whether or not a bullied student can in turn be a bully, as a teacher i can definitely say yes they can.
In some cases the bullies getting 'bullied' are far less capable of dealing with it.
Nevertheless this is a terrible incident which gay activists have already got involved where i feel they may not need to. Why does anything involving minorities turn into hate crimes?
Originally posted by 44soulslayer
I dont see why this should be touted in the main stream media just because the victim was gay.
Originally posted by Lucid Lunacy
Not sure how I see why that's bullying. Back when I was a kid it was pushing and punching and name calling.
Originally posted by Lucid LunacyCome on. Bullying goes on all the time at school. Every school. Especially the earlier schools. Bullying is expected, it's a normal social dynamic.