Bullied Student Shot in California

February 14, 2008

From the Advocate.com:

A 15-year-old who boy was shot and wounded in an Oxnard, Calif., junior high school computer lab Tuesday was declared brain-dead on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., according to the Associated Press. The Oxnard medical examiner said Lawrence King was declared brain-dead by two neurosurgeons and is clinically dead but remains on a ventilator for possible organ donation.


The victim was a constant target for other boys, as he would reportedly wear women’s jewelry and makeup and had declared himself gay, according to the Los Angeles Times. Investigators have not verified if the boy is indeed gay.

Click here for the whole story.  Click here if you live in Texas to find out what you can do to stop school bullying through Equality Texas.



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