School Tells Gay Student to ‘Tone It Down,’ Rather than Ask Bully to Stop Beating Him
We all watched the same blurry cellphone video in horror last month as a gay student at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio was beaten into a puddle while his classmates looked on. The faces of the victim and his violent attacker, both minors, had been edited out of the footage to protect their identities.
Now Zach Huston is bravely revealing himself to tell his story, and we’re afraid it just gets so much worse. Now represented by the ACLU in a lawsuit against his school for allowing these brutal attacks to continue for years, Zach offers up this troubling insight to school administrators’ policy on bullying:
“He basically said, ‘There’s a few gay kids in school and you’re the only one they have problems with. So, what can you do to tone yourself down?’” he said.
Oh dear. Zach, keep your chin up, pal. We have a feeling your day in court will be a major victory not only for you, but for countless students who continue to endure daily torment at schools that refuse to take this issue seriously.
We’re extremely proud of you for coming forward and speaking up. Let’s hear it for this brave guy, y’all!