posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 02:06 PM
I think some people are looking at this the wrong way. We can all sit here and be politically correct by saying "violence isn't the answer", but
the fact is, sometimes it is. Casey was not being violent just to be violent - unlike the other kid. He was acting out of self defense.
Casey, as was said by him in the interview and has been confirmed by his father and sister, has been bullied daily for years. The small amount of
friends that he had years ago abandoned him. He contemplated suicide because he could not deal with it anymore. Forget how you feel in your armchair
quarterback mode, put yourself in his shoes. He is only 15 and has been dealing with this for years, not once retaliating. Can you imagine what all of
that stress build up was doing to him? Contemplation of suicide is just one example of how bad it had become mentally for him.
This time, though, it was different. He finally snapped. And you know what? It was a good snap. He didn't bring a gun to school. He didn't call in
bomb threats. He simply picked the kid up, slammed him down, and WALKED AWAY. That's the key. If he was a violent child, he could have and would have
absolutely destroyed this bully. But he resisted that urge. To me, that shows great maturity for any age and situation, but his age and situation in
Also, I think something needs to be set straight. Somehow this whole thing got started that the bully suffered a broken ankle because of that. I
believe I told some people as well. But as is being reported now and as was confirmed by the school, he did not even suffer a broken ankle. His knee
was just banged up a bit. According to the news and school sources, it looks a lot worse in the video than it actually was. So I think everyone who is
criticizing Casey needs to take a step back and calm down. He did nothing wrong here and I fully support what he did.