By Douglas V. Gibbs
The teenager that fatally shot a gay classmate in the head at an Oxnard middle school, after a plea deal, will spend the next 21 years in prison. Brandon McInerney, who pulled the gun from his backpack and shot Larry King at point blank range, was fourteen at the time of the incident. Brandon avoided a life sentence when he pleaded guilty to second-degree and voluntary manslaughter, and prosecutors, in return, agreed not to go forward with a second trial.
The family blames school officials for what happened.
The victim's mother, Dawn King, revealed that she had contacted school officials four days before the shooting in an effort to solicit their cooperation in toning down her son's out of control behavior. Problems in the home a couple months earlier drew the authorities into the situation, and Dawn was told she had no right to challenge her son's behavior, and that he had a civil right to explore his sexual identity.
His behavior was not simply sexual preference confusion. The kid was dressing up for school as a woman. He was wearing dresses, and he was going out of his way to bother the other boys with his behavior. Larry King's mother called the school very worried about her son's behavior. She asked the school to keep an eye out for him because she was worried his antics may cause something unfortunate to happen to him.
Remember, this is middle school. Early teens. And this boy, showing up in women's clothing, was trying to sexually proposition other boys.
After Dawn King told school officials about this, school officials told her that there was nothing they could do, and that her son had "a civil right to explore his sexual identity." In other words, it didn't matter what she thought, it didn't matter if she was worried, and it didn't matter that as a parent she felt some disagreement with what he was doing. As far as the school was concerned, she had no right to be concerned about, nor stop, him from going to school dressed as a girl.
Larry King was told he had a right to come to school dressed in female attire. He had a right to explore whether or not he was a woman in a boy's body.
Did they not think that him parading around like a shining spectacle of gayness around a bunch of other boys in the middle of their own hormonal upheavals would cause a problem?
The boy's mother did. She said, "I knew, gut instinct, that something serious was going to happen. They should have contained him, contained his behavior," meaning school officials. "Prosecutors said the first trial showed that the case was too emotional to take to trial a second time. 'The first jury was unable to keep their emotions out of it,' Ventura County Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Mike Frawley said. 'This really tugged powerfully at people's hearts.' During the first trial, prosecutors portrayed McInerney as a budding white supremacist who hated homosexuals and was enraged by King's sexuality and aggressive flirtations," while wearing dresses.
This behavior by Larry King was the kind of behavior the Dawn King asked the school officials to keep an eye on and then try to constrain. She had lost control of her son, and was asking for help. So she said, "Look, I'm really worried something is going to happen here. We're dealing with kids, and would you please keep a sharp eye?" and the school said, "Sorry, your son has a civil right to explore his sexual identity. If he wants to come to school wearing dresses and proposition boy students, there's nothing we can do."
Okay, so we have a young teenager either confused about his sexuality (hmmmm, I wonder how that happened?), or starving for attention. Either way, he's wearing dresses to school, and is coming on to the other boys. He even wore makeup. She was worried about her son, and the school officials said, "There's nothing we can do. He has a civil right to explore his sexuality. There's nothing we can do."
I wonder if the mother had called the school and told them that her child was a member of a Tea Party and she was concerned, what the schools would have done? Would they have said, "Hey, there's nothing we can do. If the kid wants to learn about conservative politics, and hang out with people that love the Constitution, there's nothing we can do to stop it."
So Larry King pushed and pranced and came on to the boys, and finally one of them couldn't take it anymore, and shot Larry King at point-blank range in the back of the head.
An article in Newsweek alleged that the assistant principal, whose name was Joy Epstein, was, "Encouraging Larry King's flamboyance to help further an agenda."
He was encouraged to act like a fairy around the other boys by the school? Is that possible? Would they do this kind of thing to push their perverted agenda?
Dawn King contacted the school and the school says, "We can't do anything to stop your boy from wearing dresses and makeup and exploring his sexuality. That is his civil right."
The school encouraged Larry King to wear makeup and feminine clothing, and that led to his death. The parents and brother of the victim filed the claim against the school back in 2008 for them encouraging the boy's behavior. Dawn Boldrin, an English teacher, said that she had counseled the kid, Larry King, and told him he shouldn't wear all this attention-getting clothing if he didn't want to receive negative attention. She gave the teenager, who was exploring his sexual and gender identity, a strapless green chiffon gown, too. After telling him that he shouldn't be wearing attention-getting clothing, she gave him a green strapless chiffon gown.
The boy that pulled the trigger was wrong. I get that. He is a murderer. But we have parents worried about their kid's safety because he's acting out, and the school tells the parent they are full of it. Don't worry, we got it, we'll just shove our agenda into him, and make sure he winds up dead.
The schools are supposed to be a place of education, not social experimentation and a way to further any agenda. But this is what is happening in our public schools. Behind those walls there are agendas that are being promoted, and there is nothing we can do about it, as far as they are concerned. And now a teen is dead because the school said, "There's nothing we can do. There's nothing that we can do about this. And instead we'll encourage the behavior because our agenda is more important than the poor boy's life."
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In Plea Deal, Youth Gets 21 Years for Killing Gay Teen - Los Angeles Times
Young, Gay, and Murdered - Daily Beast