On Friday I told you about the plot against Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana. At that time law enforcement alleged that the motive behind the plot was “bullying”. Now students and parents are starting to doubt that excuse…
James Nussbaum, 18, a forward on the varsity basketball team, said that surprised him.” You see the TV and movies and stuff, and it seems like the athletes kind of run the school,” he said. “It really doesn’t seem like that at our school. I don’t see people . . . making other people feel bad just for the heck of it.”
But he’s a jock so I’m sure you won’t take his word for it.
How about another student?
“I don’t see a lot of bullying going on at our school,” said senior Nikki Parks, 17.
You probably think that she’s one of those popular students so she shouldn’t be believed either.
Anyway, the prosecution is moving for the four suspects to be tried as adults…
They could face a charge of conspiracy to commit confinement with a deadly weapon, he said. The Class B felony carries a penalty of six to 20 years in prison.
And to close we have quotes from 17-year-old Andrea Shene and her mother Cindy…
“High school’s only, what, 700 days of your life?” Shene said of the alleged plot. “There’s so much more past it.”
“Even though these kids can cite bullying,” said Shene, 42, “this is the worst kind of bullying you can do.”
Now that sounds oddly familiar. Where have I heard that before?