On Friday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan noted the observance of the Day Of Silence and the suicide of 11 year-old Carl Walker-Hoover, who killed himself over anti-gay bullying.
Today, many Americans will honor the Day of Silence called for on behalf of victims of harassment and bullying around issues of sexual orientation, including a recent suicide who would have turned 12 today. On Monday, we will memorialize the Columbine High School victims from a decade ago. Through these painful remembrances, we must all acknowledge our collective role and responsibility in preventing student deaths and ensuring that our schools and universities remain safe havens of learning.
Thank you, Secretary Duncan.
(Tipped by JMG reader David H.)