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When the bullied becomes the bully: What made Mesa teen snap?:

It’s been almost a year since I’ve posted anything about Brent Clark. He’s the kid from Powell Junior High in Mesa, AZ who took a 14-year-old girl hostage at knifepoint. She’s been mentally scarred but we’re supposed to feel sorry for him because he was allegedly bullied?

“I’m not a bad kid. I just lost it,” he said. “I just want my old life back.”

He said he was the victim of nine long months of bullying.

“I was suffering continuous bullying from a kid. Every once in a while he would say, ‘Sir, yes, Sir,’ because I was in the young marines and it really bothered me.”

So if you really were bullied and ‘snapped’ as so many people have claimed why did you follow this girl from the school to her apartment complex? That doesn’t sound like snapping to me. That sounds rather methodical. And again why pick a victim that had nothing to do with your alleged bullying?

The school denies that Clark reported any bullying but his mom sticks up for him…

“He was screaming for help,” said his mom, Denette Reid.

“I never thought to address the issue before this happened. My feeling is that if my child has to go to a school, the adults there have a responsibility to him that he feel safe,” said Reid.

“I don’t think my son is a martyr, ” Reid said. “I do know that taking his entire future away isn’t right. And that’s not opinion. That’s fact. It’s not right.”

This is why bullying runs even more rampant in schools then it ever has. Parents are not willing to take responsibility when their kids are criminals. They’ve been taught that no matter what they do they’re never wrong.

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