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More than a dozen 5th graders 'mutilated themselves during class in protest against bullying

★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/03/17 17:12:41

Last week, at least one dozen 5th grade students at Normandie Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif. intentionally mutilated themselves with the blades of their disassembled pencil sharpeners. The Los Angeles Unified School District confirmed the incident Thursday.

"I think it was something about the bullying," a classmate told CBS LA. "They got all crazy and started cutting themselves."

It is not clear if the students were victims of bullying or if this was done in protest.

A substitute teacher was present at the time of the mass-cutting, but not paying attention, reports LA Weekly. The former full-time teacher was transferred to Miramonte Elementary School after its entire staff was replaced in the wake of the sex abuse scandal, reports CBS LA.

At least one child was hospitalized. Twenty students were interviewed about the incident by the LAUSD. Below, one student involved in the cutting explains why he did it.

VIDEO: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/16/normandie-elementary...

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  • pterodactyl 2012/05/02 03:58:15
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    +1
    wow never mess with kids cuz they can put there mind to anything
  • nothingbutthetruth 2012/03/18 08:45:29
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    That age group of kids shouldn't have to get injured for the sake of bullying! Satan is spreading his wings everywhere nowadays, and it's sad!
  • Steve 2012/03/18 06:15:06
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    Self or any Mutilation is not cool
  • Jiorgia 2012/03/18 06:09:20
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    It's a little extreme but if that's what they had to do to make the school see that this really is an issue the that's what they had to do. I bet the school is seriously considering is stance on bullying now.
  • Kashee 2012/03/18 01:58:31
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    poor kids. These are very young kids and their brains are not fully formed. What a tragedy. It may not make sense to us, but it did to them. We have to help them deal with their distress in a more positive manner and love them until they learn to make better decisions. They need our love, not our anger.
  • METALheadMom 2012/03/17 18:27:51
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    +1
    STUPID KIDS!!! Since when is it COOL to be a masochist!!! How is hurting yourself any different than letting someone else hurt you?
  • 3052457 2012/03/17 18:08:41
  • Níl mé leat 2012/03/17 18:00:45
    Níl mé leat
    +2
    And everyone seemed so against Lady Gaga peacefully protesting by having kids sing and celebrate all things that make them different? Is this any better?
  • Cthulhu 2012/03/17 17:57:38
    Cthulhu
    +1
    What are they trying to do, make the bullies happy?
  • Simmering Frog - PHART 2012/03/17 17:45:16
    Simmering Frog - PHART
    group think

    Group think is good when it's a bunch of leftists indoctrinating children in all things liberal. It just looks a little weird when the children take over and take control.
  • Ron 2012/03/17 17:44:43
  • BeingMe<3 2012/03/17 17:21:31 (edited)
    BeingMe<3
    +1
    omg we have to do something.. these are 5th graders

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