Student attacked after Day of Silence protest

Tiki's picture

I just received this email...

Subj: SPECIAL DAY OF SILENCE ALERT
Date: 4/17/2003 1:00:40 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: Student Organize
To: STUDENTPRIDEORGANIZER@LISTSERV.GLSEN.ORG
Reply-To: Student Organize
Sent from the Internet (Details)

Welcome to the Student Organizer, a bi-weekly update of News, Info and Resources to help you change the world!
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Attention Student Organizers! Please note
the following!

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NATIONAL ALERT: Support Day of Silence Participant Recovering from Assault
PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!

Caitlin Meuse, a sophomore at Concord-Carlisle High School in Concord,
Massachusetts, was one of the nearly 200,000 students in nearly 2,000
schools who took part in the 2003 Day of Silence. On Wednesday, she was
verbally harassed at school because of her participation. The following
evening, Caitlin was severely beaten with a baseball bat just outside of her
home.

Fortunately, Caitlin is now out of the hospital and recovering at home.
Police are investigating the assault, and it is still unclear if the attack
was related to the harassment she faced on the Day of Silence. GLSEN has
expressed our profound sadness and shock at the horrifying attack that
Caitlin endured. Our thoughts go out to her and her family in this difficult
time and we are fervently hoping for a swift and complete recovery for her.

Please join GLSEN in sending Caitlin your support during this difficult time
by sending her an email using GLSEN's Safe Schools Action Network!!!

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transalex's picture

friends of mine attended this

friends of mine attended this high school... and i think it ought to be known that in general CCHS is known as a wonderful school.

however, it does remind me of stories they've told about harassment there before... just goes to show that even in liberal, accepting towns, there are still assholes.

*hugs for everyone, esp caitlin and her family and the queer community of CCHS*

alex