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What Do You Do When Even Your Chaminade Yearbook Calls You Gay?

Bullies called him gay, and he's not going to take it anymore.

They said he was gay in the email to faculty and students. They said he was gay to his face. They said he was gay in his middle-school yearbook.

There was only one problem. The 13-year-old student at Chaminade College Preparatory Middle School in Chatsworth said he was not gay. His mother said he is not gay.

And now, in court filings, his lawyer says he is not gay.

In a report on FOX 11, Producer Heidi Cuda says the boy's "entire life was devastated."

"Reading through the court documents, reps for the school imply that the school doesn't have legal responsibility for the bullying, the email and being called gay in the yearbook," Cuda reports.

Sigontu March 01, 2013 at 10:07 PM
(cont.) 2: After the incident, he showed no visible, audible, emotional, physical, or mental signs of being heavily affected by it. 3: Action was, in fact, taken by the school: all of the yearbooks (which, i will point out, were only possessed by 8th graders at the time); were forcefully recalled, reprinted, and returned- with two copies. the original one with the page ripped out, and a reprint with it deleted. 4: He has moved on to a different school. He is a proud and happy member of his school's speech and debate team- at a recent tournament, he was very happy, carefree, and surrounded by friends. I highly doubt his life is THAT devastated. 5: The video puts Mr. Valentine in a bad light. I was, though i didn't know it, cyberbullied publicly through the school's online homework management system. the only time I DID in fact hear of it is when Mr. Valentine called me in the VERY NEXT DAY to make sure I was fine. So i figured i'd just step in here to call B.S. He is full of it. This article is full of it. The damned prosecution is full of it. He kinda had it coming, and he needs to get over it and stop blackmailing Chaminade for a stack of cash. Which I will point out- Chaminade has tried to settle the case for $100,000. Thats about 9 years worth of chaminade tuition. He turned it down, and has put the case where it is today. So stop supporting his reign of economic terror- he really doesn't need his ego fattened up.
Overhyped March 01, 2013 at 10:19 PM
Lets all take a moment to ask what the school did for this student. Once discovered, they required that all students return the book within a weeks time or else they would have detention for the rest of the year. Once we did turn them in, the entire page was cut out and given back to the students. In fact, only one page said that he "is gay." Furthermore, why would he bring up the court case almost two years later? Simple, money. His family has already attempted to sue several other companies and is the way he paid his way into the school in the first place. Honestly, the school did all it did. Most of the instances of bullying told in here were exaggeration or purely made up. And if his life was not hurt by a single student teasing him and everyone forgetting about it a week later. If it really was, than I feel sorry for when he gets out into the real world. But the school does not deserve an attack like this. Source:Myself, and the rest of the Chaminade Student Body
Jack March 01, 2013 at 10:33 PM
This NJ case is very very strange... In fact I was a former classmate of NJ and actually was in the same boat as Singotu, where I was called into an office by Mr. V and was told I was called "faggot" and "gay" over the internet and I personally think it is not fair for this to happen. As stated before he gave a head injury to a kid and is a total jerk to everyone he came in close counters with. If people were allowed to sue for superfluous reasons Weird Al's song "I'll Sue Ya" would be happening in all cases through at the world. But if we lived in a world where someone sues because of an over looked act of a lack of maturity then NJ would be correct, but we don't live in that world and that guy is completely wrong. Thank you for your time and for reading.
Jack March 01, 2013 at 10:34 PM
This NJ case is very very strange... In fact I was a former classmate of NJ and actually was in the same boat as Singotu, where I was called into an office by Mr. V and was told I was called "faggot" and "gay" over the internet and I personally think it is not fair for this to happen. As stated before he gave a head injury to a kid and is a total jerk to everyone he came in close counters with. If people were allowed to sue for superfluous reasons Weird Al's song "I'll Sue Ya" would be happening in all cases through at the world. But if we lived in a world where someone sues because of an over looked act of a lack of maturity then NJ would be correct, but we don't live in that world and that guy is completely wrong. Thank you for your time and for reading.
Jack March 01, 2013 at 10:35 PM
This NJ case is very very strange... In fact I was a former classmate of NJ and actually was in the same boat as Singotu, where I was called into an office by Mr. V and was told I was called "faggot" and "gay" over the internet and I personally think it is not fair for this to happen. As stated before he gave a head injury to a kid and is a total jerk to everyone he came in close counters with. If people were allowed to sue for superfluous reasons Weird Al's song "I'll Sue Ya" would be happening in all cases through at the world. But if we lived in a world where someone sues because of an over looked act of a lack of maturity then NJ would be correct, but we don't live in that world and that guy is completely wrong. Thank you for your time and for reading.

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