Bullied Gay Teen Brings Stun Gun to School, Faces Expulsion

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

An Indiana mother sent her gay son to school with a stun gun to protect him against bullies. The teen now faces expulsion, but the mother says she would do it again.

Darnell "Dynasty" Young, 17, was facing daily harassment from bullies at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis who would taunt him, throw rocks and bottles at him, spread rumors and follow him home, The Indianapolis Star reports.

After reporting the bullying to the school more than 10 times, his mother, Chelisa Grimes, said she gave Young a stun gun for protection, because school authorities weren't doing enough, MSNBC reports.

"I do not promote violence -- not at all -- but what is a parent to do when she has done everything that she felt she was supposed to do ... at the school?" Grimes told CNN's Don Lemon on Sunday. "I did feel like there was nothing else left for me to do, but protect my child."

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