Sandusky “Victim One” Pulled From School Due to Bullying and Threats From Students and Staff

Central Mountain HighDon’t tell me the kind of things that happened in Nazi Germany could never happen in the USA … Ryan D. Buell reports in the Huffington Post:

Court records refer to him simply, as Victim One. Outside of a four-and-a-half page section about him in the grand jury indictment of ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, little else has been discussed about him publicly.

Last week, his mother (whom I will refer to as “Mother One”) removed him from Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall, Pa., where he was a senior and an all-star athlete. In an interview conducted last week, she explained why she pulled him from the school.

“They were not helpful,” Mother One said of the school’s administrators. “They wanted me to go home and forget about it.”

Mother One also alleges that since the Sandusky scandal erupted, fellow students and the high school’s football coach (who also serves as assistant principal) have all targeted her son with verbal attacks and threats of violence.

She also claims that the school’s principal tried to convince her and her son not to report their allegations against Sandusky to the police, and that as recently as this month, refused to treat threats of violence against her son by other students as credible.

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  • Misterfurious

    I’m sorry, but there is nothing romantic about high school football. I played for one year and was wrangled into being an assistant coach another year, and the people involved have a tendency to be some of the most petty, mean, small-minded, grotesque, insecure, scared, manipulating, delusional “people” I have ever met. I understand this is a sweeping statement, but it’s been my experience.

    A kid gets raped and somehow HE’S the bad guy? It’s times like this where attempting to be a pacifist really makes me feel like an asshole. Some people simply deserve a tire-iron to the groin…several times.

    • quartz99

      This is typical behavior toward victims of rape, in general. Women go through this all the time. It’s only news because it’s a guy. If it was a woman there’d be people in here defending the ones threatening the victim, claiming that women who speak up about being raped are just attention whores and probably lying. It has nothing to do with what people in football are or aren’t. You get this “blame the victim” behavior in every social class and social group and it happens every day.

      I agree with you though that people like that deserve a tire-iron to the groin. I just think you’re looking at too small a group and blaming the wrong thing.

  • Misterfurious

    I’m sorry, but there is nothing romantic about high school football. I played for one year and was wrangled into being an assistant coach another year, and the people involved have a tendency to be some of the most petty, mean, small-minded, grotesque, insecure, scared, manipulating, delusional “people” I have ever met. I understand this is a sweeping statement, but it’s been my experience.

    A kid gets raped and somehow HE’S the bad guy? It’s times like this where attempting to be a pacifist really makes me feel like an asshole. Some people simply deserve a tire-iron to the groin…several times.

  • drifter

    When I went through school, the caring teacher was a very rare encounter, though I did meet a few who were very concerned about the well being of their students. We had a gym teacher who would terrorize, and beat the crap out of us, and I mean with the hands. He got away with this for about fifteen years, and was eventually fired for abuse. He was the exception to the rule, most of the abusive teachers got away with it back then. 

  • drifter

    When I went through school, the caring teacher was a very rare encounter, though I did meet a few who were very concerned about the well being of their students. We had a gym teacher who would terrorize, and beat the crap out of us, and I mean with the hands. He got away with this for about fifteen years, and was eventually fired for abuse. He was the exception to the rule, most of the abusive teachers got away with it back then. 

  • drifter

    When I went through school, the caring teacher was a very rare encounter, though I did meet a few who were very concerned about the well being of their students. We had a gym teacher who would terrorize, and beat the crap out of us, and I mean with the hands. He got away with this for about fifteen years, and was eventually fired for abuse. He was the exception to the rule, most of the abusive teachers got away with it back then. 

  • Anonymous

    This is typical behavior toward victims of rape, in general. Women go through this all the time. It’s only news because it’s a guy. If it was a woman there’d be people in here defending the ones threatening the victim, claiming that women who speak up about being raped are just attention whores and probably lying. It has nothing to do with what people in football are or aren’t. You get this “blame the victim” behavior in every social class and social group and it happens every day.

    I agree with you though that people like that deserve a tire-iron to the groin. I just think you’re looking at too small a group and blaming the wrong thing.

  • Anonymous

    This is typical behavior toward victims of rape, in general. Women go through this all the time. It’s only news because it’s a guy. If it was a woman there’d be people in here defending the ones threatening the victim, claiming that women who speak up about being raped are just attention whores and probably lying. It has nothing to do with what people in football are or aren’t. You get this “blame the victim” behavior in every social class and social group and it happens every day.

    I agree with you though that people like that deserve a tire-iron to the groin. I just think you’re looking at too small a group and blaming the wrong thing.

  • Jbar

    Sports suck shit.

  • Jbar

    Sports suck shit.