Growing up in this small town, fellow Jefferson Township Highschool students and I have grown accustomed to the gossip and twisted stories that are easily and rapidly spread throughout the minds of childrens parents whenever something like a fight happens during the school day. It is an unfortunate phenomenon that happens all across the world, in all different age groups, and sadly even in our own town, between grown adults. Now I know there is not much I can do to stop this ridiculous occurance that we all call "gossip" from ever occuring again, but after reading a recent article about a "Brutal Attack" at Jefferson Highschool, I felt it was my responisibility as a student at the highschool and a sane human being to say something, especially because not one person who I have seen comment on the issue or even write the article on the issue actually attends the school.
First of all, it is a very dissapointing thing to see adults that have full time jobs, pay taxes, vote for the government that controls us, that have raised kids, and all together have been around on this planet twice as long as I have, so easily believe an article that they read on a website like this one (not to undermine the credibility of the Jefferson Patch, but come on, this is the first time I've ever been on this website and I am writing this) and cause any sort of uproor about it.
There was no brutal attack, it was a tiny, meaningless altercation that commonly happens in life between two immature children . No prinicple is to blame for it, no board of education needs to waste it's time dealing with an issue of such futility. If you'd like to blame something, blame the human condition, blame our dystopian society, blame John Lennon for not getting his message out to enough people in time. But if you really would like to go for gold, blame the two children that were involved in the incident! Things happen, that is life, get over it and move on. All of these grown adults who claim this incident is "digusting" and "shocking" like they have never heard of a fight happening in human history before, and speak all of this hooplah about how "bullying" needs to be stopped, well they should probably just shut up. Not just because it bothers me personally, but because it causes an issue for the entire town and the school that about one thousand other students who are not getting into fights attend. But honestly with a title that says "My Son was Brutally Attacked", it is not surprising that so many narrow minded people would create a mountain out of a molehill. Throughout the past four years of attending Jefferson Highschool, I don't believe I've witnessed one true case of bullying, ever. But when one tiny incident happens, all of these gossiping mouths rally together and blow things way out of proportion and cause more problems than the actual incident caused.
I guess these things are inevitable in any society, but I can't stand witnessing it with my own eyes and not saying something. Just please, for the sake of our community, which on a small scale can represent all humanity, please just stop your gossiping.