Just because you don’t agree with someone’s way of life, doesn’t mean you set your focus on targeting them in an effort to harass or bully them.
According to NYPost, a bisexual teenager who attends Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx stabbed a fellow classmate to death and critically wounded his friend.
18-year-old Abel Cedeno confronted his harassers after they hit him in the back of the head with numerous pencils. After taking a 2-piece to the face, Abel pulled his switchblade and plunged it into the chest of 15-year-old Matthew McCree multiple times, then stabbed 16-year-old Ariane LaBoy for trying to help.
Abel says he’s been bullied for years about his sexual orientation:
“I guess I just snapped,” soft-spoken 18-year-old Abel Cedeno said from a guarded cell at Rikers Island. “I didn’t mean to kill him.”
He went on to state:
“They bully me because I’m different. I’m not like the other boys,” said a tired-looking Cedeno, who was dressed in a brown jumpsuit and closely monitored in the cell by a corrections officer.
I will say, I don’t condone murder but I also don’t condone the murdering of someone’s self esteem either. Bullying is something that I am a strong advocate against. Bullies are weak, they are mentally sick, and more people need to not find it humorous but be able to take a stand against it. It’s never that serious unless it happens to you or one of your children.