17 y/o high school student suspended for writing a poem about Sandy Hook shooter

· December 31, 2012

A 17-year old high school student has been suspended for a poem she wrote about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Courtni Webb wrote the poem in a personal notebook about Adam Lanza and what she felt were his reasons for the mass murder at the Connecticut school earlier this month.

The contents of the poem prompted the school officials at the Life Learning Academy on Treasure Island, San Francisco, to suspend her.

I understand the killings in Connecticut. I know why he pulled the trigger,’ wrote Courtni Webb.

‘Why are we oppressed by a dysfunctional community of haters and blamers?’
The poem was found in a personal notebook of Courtni’s by a teacher, reported examiner.com.

Courtni, who writes ‘all types’ of poetry to express herself, told Today that she was just trying to express ‘her belief that tragedies in Sandy Hook happen because people feel helpless.’

She says in the past she has handed in poems dealing with dark issues and has not experienced any problems.
Her poems are a therapeutic way of expressing herself, explained the student, and should not be over-an**ysed.

‘For example, the only person I can think of would be like Stephen King. He writes weird stuff all the time. That doesn’t mean he’s gonna do it or act it out,’ said Webb.

‘I feel like they’re over reacting. Why? Because my daughter doesn’t have a history of violence. She didn’t threaten anybody. She didn’t threaten herself. She simply said she understood why,’ said her mother, Valerie Statham.

The San Francisco Unified School District are currently deciding about Courtni’s future at the school and if she poses genuine threat to the safety to her fellow students.But for now, she is suspended until further notice.Source

Do you thinks he said anything wrong?

  • canary_tray

    Seems a bit harsh to me after all, isn’t freedom of expression a basic right these days?

  • BzB

    she didn’t deserve suspension. they’re reaching with that by trying to insinuate she sympathized with the shooter. at the most they should have sat down with her and her parents to discuss the girl’s feelings and perspective. while a lot of kids act out due to bullying or abuse, that wasn’t the case here. the guy was mentally disturbed.

  • MoorFedayeen

    B1tch got hand writing like a retard.

    • Queso (The Corp)

      And she need to learn how to spell.

      • MoorFedayeen

        This didn’t even deserve the attention of NBC but they make a living off minorities and bullsh1t like this. Sounds harsh but I just don’t GAF about nobody problems but black folks for the record.

      • http://krooksbigbootys.blogspot.com/ Oneslug Management

        A 17 yr old little girl is b!tch moor? Shut your little goofy, clueless, ticklish, transgendered a$$ up.

        She wrote “I know why he pulled the trigger”

        Yeah I think she should be suspended. She got some issues going on at that school, and she need some therapy to help her deal with it. Her mom needs to step up and instead of justifying her actions, get her some help, before she snap.

    • BrownSugar

      I agree. Her handwriting needs some work. My 6 yr old neice writes better than that.

      • MoorFedayeen

        Salty @Slug mad again. Its a new year lil man. Relax

        • http://krooksbigbootys.blogspot.com/ Oneslug Management

          Not mad as all. Just checking you that’s all. If you fall back from all this self hate (If you even black) I will fall back too.

  • tya

    I think most of the shit half of said was purely stupid and Oneslug Management shut the fuck
    poetry gives you one of the greatest outlets to speak your mind and express how you feel

    her being suspended for it was stupid as hell
    their was no reason for it

    on another note
    the only misspelled word is trigger
    and her feelings could’ve been expressed a little more clearer

    • http://krooksbigbootys.blogspot.com/ Oneslug Management

      Once again.

      She wrote “I know why he pulled the trigger”

      There is no justification for killing little kids, and if you can somehow “understand” why the coward b!tch pulled the trigger, then there are some issues there mentally. That shit is past simple poetry. Poetry is supposed to come from the heart, and if her heart tells her to write that, she is about to snap.

      If your can’t understand that then you just as f#ked up as her in the head.

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