Mom gives son stun gun to curb bullying

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A frustrated Indiana mom is fighting her son’s expulsion after she gave her gay son a stun gun to take to school to deter bullies.

Chelisa Grimes told CNN she gave the shock device to her son Darnell “Dynasty” Young, 17, as a last resort to end months of tormenting from other students for being gay.

“I do not promote violence — not at all — but what is a parent to do when she has done everything that she felt she was supposed to do ... at the school?”

“I did feel like there was nothing else left for me to do, but protect my child,” she said.

On April 16, six students threatened to beat up Young at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, so Young grabbed the stun gun from his backpack and set it off in the air to scare them off.

He didn’t use it on anyone.

A stun gun has to be near or pressed on someone to zap them.

Police responded and arrested Young, The Indianapolis Star reported, and he now faces expulsion from school.

“I think that the self-protection device is what’s making the news, but the big picture is that my child is not the only one who does not feel safe at our school,” Grimes said.

She thinks school officials should do more to combat bullying.

Young said he has contemplated taking his own life because of bullies who taunt him for the way he dresses and his sexual orientation.

“I was at my wit’s end. I didn’t know what to do and I thought about suicide. I hate saying that word because God blessed me with this life. I love life. I love my education. I would never...but this bullying got so bad that I thought about that.”


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