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Brooklyn HS Students Threatened by Bullies with Guns

Teenagers at Foundations Academy high school are apparently being bullied by kids at Urban Environment middle school, with whom they share a building. Although the middle school kids are younger, their friends and relatives have joined in, and apparently knives and guns are now involved.

FoundationsThe NY Post reports: "Teens said the trouble started weeks ago, when seven Foundations Academy students were selling cupcakes for an AIDS walk in a lunchroom filled with Urban Environment students. They said the younger kids began shouting anti-gay slurs, hurling food and, ultimately, throwing fists. In the weeks that followed, friends and relatives of the middle-school kids were apparently recruited on the premise that the smaller, younger kids needed protection - even though several parents at Urban Environment acknowledged their school had been the aggressor."

Doesn't sound like it's long before the east coast has its own Lawrence King murder.

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  1. Attacked for selling cupcakes to raise money for an AIDS walk? What does that have to do with sexual orientation?

    This is so sad. I hope this school district has the balls to bring hard action against not just the thugs with guns and knives (in school?) but against the parents for allowing this kind of garbage to fester within their homes.

    Posted by: Rad | May 27, 2008 11:35:04 AM


  2. thugs beget thugs.

    Posted by: tooboot | May 27, 2008 11:47:51 AM


  3. TOOBOOT:

    You are right. This story disgusts me. Young people try to do something constructive, and they are attacked by low-life thugs.

    RAD, the ignorance is incredible. I thought that in New York City even the most depressed neighborhoods were sophisticated about the HIV issue. God, how naive I was.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | May 27, 2008 3:33:30 PM


  4. Curtis Sliwa of the Guardian Angels was trying to make some sort of point about this incident, but I could not figure out what. Does anyone know? He seemed amazed that high school kids could be intimidated by 14-year-olds, but then added that they had guns (which in my mind is something of an equalizer--maybe Sliwa does not consider guns threatening?).

    Posted by: anon | May 27, 2008 6:26:54 PM


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