May 8th, 2012
04:00 PM ET

Indiana mom sends son to school with stun gun to confront bullies

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - An Indiana mother who sent her gay son to school with a stun gun after administrators apparently didn't do enough to stop the bullying against him said she would do it again - even though the teen now faces expulsion.

"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?" the mother, Chelisa 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."

The school district held an expulsion hearing last week but no decision has been announced.

Grimes sent her son, Darnell "Dynasty" Young, to Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis with the stun gun after he said he was taunted and bullied for months.

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  1. kait

    i cant belive she let him have a stun gun! if hes being bullied and the school does nothing he should stick up for himself. now belive me i hate bullying but i belive in standing up for your self. its not the schools job to fix every part of you life. this is just sad that he had to bring a stun gun. but hey, if thats what it takes.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
  2. mitchell

    .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. amen

    May 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  3. donovan

    be easy man

    May 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  4. MMR

    That's a rough school. I'd take a stun gun even if I wasn't being bullied.

    May 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  5. hamsta

    The boy has the wrong kind of man in his life. he needs a daddy to show him how to be a man and not a boyfriend to show him how to be a housewife and take it in the wrong hole.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm |