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Sad Story. Learn from his mistake. - May 27th 2017, 05:18 AM

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A 16 year old boy panicked and decided [without thinking things through - or asking for some help] to end his life because he was lead to believe that his life was over. Which is easy to do - especially for someone so young. And understandable in this case because of the totally INAPPROPRIATE choice of words used by a police officer and the Dean of his school.

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Re: Sad Story. Learn from his mistake. - May 27th 2017, 01:04 PM

That is truly sad. But what made the police officers even think of child pornography? Am I missing something?

The article talks about how there was no visual element, but if there was, would it be child porn?

I heard if a person is underage they can be in trouble with child porn even if it is of their own body.

also how did they find out? Who reported him?


I'm a bit confused here. Don't many teenagers take videos or audios and whatnot of similar thjngs?

What are the gurlfriebd's thoughts on this? Did she have a video too?
   
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Re: Sad Story. Learn from his mistake. - May 28th 2017, 08:25 PM

Hi Craig,

I haven't had a chance to read the story yet, however I just wanted to let you know that I'm moving this to the Current Events and Debates forum.

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Re: Sad Story. Learn from his mistake. - May 28th 2017, 08:32 PM

This is truly sad, and a prime example of how fucked up school's can be to their students. I fully believe that all administration that played a role in this conversation should be held accountable. And it's also another thing that the kid felt that he had no one to talk to. Truly heartbreaking and I can only hope that his family can one day feel at peace.




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Re: Sad Story. Learn from his mistake. - May 29th 2017, 06:02 AM

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That is truly sad. But what made the police officers even think of child pornography? Am I missing something?

The article talks about how there was no visual element, but if there was, would it be child porn?

I heard if a person is underage they can be in trouble with child porn even if it is of their own body.

also how did they find out? Who reported him?


I'm a bit confused here. Don't many teenagers take videos or audios and whatnot of similar thjngs?

What are the gurlfriebd's thoughts on this? Did she have a video too?
I believe the girl that was filmed reported it to the principle because she was worried the boy would/was showing it to their friends.

Technically, if some one underage shares nude photos with someone (even if that person is underage) they could get in trouble for child porn. If an underage child hangs on to nude photos of someone underage then they could get in trouble for having child porn. So, essentially, what the cop told him was accurate but he was not honest with the kid in the sense that the video was not clear and so no one would do anything to the kid for that. The cop could have easily explained to the boy the dangers of having nude pictures of an underage person without making him think that he was going to have to register as a sex offender and making him think that his whole entire life was over. The cop was extremely negligent and the principle should have intervened and because he did not he was negligent as well.


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Re: Sad Story. Learn from his mistake. - May 29th 2017, 01:50 PM

The appropriate thing to do would have asked a school guidance counselor or a therapist as well as the boy's parents to come in. The poor kid was left all alone and defenseless, basically being told "You know, you filmed a minor and now you're going to be arrested on basis of possession of child pornography." This is definitely a form of bullying and intimidation, whether or not that video was of good quality.
   
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Re: Sad Story. Learn from his mistake. - May 29th 2017, 08:19 PM

Why didn't they offer him a lawyer? If the police were involved, the surely he had the right to have legal representation present before hey searched his phone? I'm not from the USA so I don't know the law, but where I live that would be an infringement of his rights and any evidence gathered from such an interrogation would be inadmissible.
   
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