15 year-old Zachary Kirchner committed suicide in his basement in southeastern York County on April 20, 2021 after sharing with classmates that he wanted to end his life on that day. Now his mother is suing the Red Lion School District and six of her son’s former classmates after she says they failed to stop bullying and sexual harassment that played a role in his death.
Students relentlessly bullied Zachary after he came out as gay in 8th grade and also targeted him because of his disabilities, which included autism and other disabilities and medical conditions, according to the lawsuit filed last week by his mom Hope Amspacher.
“Student defendants relentlessly harassed, belittled and broke down decedent by telling him to ‘kill yourself’” according to the lawsuit, and for Zachary to do a ‘charity’ for them by dying by suicide. The school district did not protect or properly react to complaints of bullying and instead, “further emboldened” the student harassers by punishing Zachary, the lawsuit claims.
Zachary’s brother s was witness to the bullying but school administrators told the brother to “mind his own business,” according to the lawsuit. The district had “actual notice” of the incessant bullying due to his sexual orientation, the lawsuit said, noting that someone had scrawled “Zach K is a (slur,)” on a bathroom stall door. The large letters remained on the door even after Zachary’s death, the lawsuit said.
The students’ conduct continued even after Zachary’s death, according to the lawsuit, with one of the student defendants circulating a yearbook photo of Zachary on social media on the 1-year anniversary of his death. The photo had a piece of rope placed across his neck. The caption said: “Can’t believe 1 year, rope still ain’t break,” with a flexing arm emoji and a smiling face emoji wearing sunglasses.
You can read the entire heartbreaking story HERE
Another day. Another fry slinging christo-fascist asshole.
During an appearance on “The Stew Peters Show” Wednesday Mark Burns, an extremist Christian nationalist MAGA pastor who is running for Congress as a Republican in South Carolina, declared that if he is elected, he will reinstate the House Un-American Activities Committee so that the government can “start executing people” guilty of treason.” Burns includes LGBTQ-supporting parents and teachers as treason.
Via Raw Story:
“I vote to make sure that those parents be held for child abuse,” Burns said. “There is no such thing as trans kids, there are only abusive parents who are pushing that evil, evil sexual orientation onto their child’s mind. I want to make sure that those parents have been held accountable,” he continued. “We should start putting some of those parents in jail for abusing their child’s minds. Especially in the school system, any teacher that is teaching that LGBT, transgenderism, furries, the groomers, any sexual orientation communication in the school system should be immediately terminated but [teachers should also] be held for abusing young children. They were indoctrinating those young minds then; they are doing the very same thing here in America,” Burns said. “The LGBT, transgender grooming our children’s minds is a national security threat because it is ultimately designed to destabilize the republic we call the United States of America. That’s why when I’m elected, I don’t want to just vote, I want to start holding people accountable for treason to the Constitution.
After working at a McDonald’s *snort*, Burns founded a church in Easley, South Carolina, then moved into tele-scamgelism. In November 2020, during the 2020 presidential election, Burns made unsubstantiated claims of fraud. He tweeted his concern towards “those who seek to undermine the sacred election process in our democracy” and shared that “President Trump is the clear winner of this 2020 Presidential election”
This man is deranged and an extreme danger to all in our community and our allies and needs to be stopped at all costs.
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