The image was blurred and the voice distorted, but the words spoken by a young Ohio woman are haunting. She had sent nude pictures of herself to a boyfriend. When they broke up, he sent them to other high school girls. The girls were harassing her, calling her a slut and a whore. She was miserable and depressed, afraid even to go to school.
And now Jesse Logan was going on a Cincinnati television station to tell her story. Her purpose was simple: “I just want to make sure no one else will have to go through this again.”
The interview was in May 2008. Two months later, Jessica Logan hanged herself in her bedroom. She was 18.
What's worse is that this literally JUST happened again. What's the lesson to be learned from these incidents? Maybe, just maybe that people need to realize that their children may be participating in the sort of teasing and heckling that leads to tragedies like this. Believe it or not, from my own personal high school experience, I would say about 75% of children are incessantly and needlessly cruel to one another. Perhaps it's always been that way, but there HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY. What's wrong with our country, where things like this are even allowed to happen in the first place?