(UNEDITED) I stand firmly in support of the decision of a junior high to 'out' one of its students. This just illustrates a systemic failure by our education system to examine the day to day situations that schools and teachers are required to deal with. We've essentially left every situation up to the individual school and teacher, thus in this case, when the reason for the bullying is so obvious the school is placed in a predicament with no precedent or procedure for how to deal with it. Much of the stress of coming out was more than likely relieved by this when the school acted as an intermediary. I find it incredibly sad that the school was placed in this position because either the school informs the parents, or runs the risk of having a fourteen-year-old student found in a closet with a pistol and his head all over the walls. There was no ill intention on behalf of the school and as a result, I think that it shows the dedication to the welfare of students to say that this school made a great decision. I think the easy solution is to the blame the school, the harder solution is to examine the systemic problems that led to this event from ever occurring.
Turner C. Bitton