From the comments: ‘A very sad and sickening story.’ Readers respond to B.C. teen’s suspected overdose, filmed by his peers

August 21st, 2019 General News

Source: The Globe and Mail: SAMANTHA MCCABE

 

Readers are responding to Nancy MacDonald’s reporting on the tragic story of teen Carson Crimeni’s death, which has left his family devastated and his community in B.C.’s Lower Mainland dismayed.

The 14-year-old was constantly bullied in school, his peers say, often about the fact that he suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and had few friends. On the evening of Aug. 7, some older teenagers invited him to the local skate park, where they took drugs that friends say Carson likely had never taken before. In the hours that followed videos were posted to social media that showed him profusely sweating, breathing irregularly and losing his ability to speak, all as the young men laughed and catcalled him.

According to police, potential charges are a long way off, as they are still working through the evidence and examining each of the 114 tips that have come in.

 

Readers are responding to Nancy MacDonald’s reporting on the tragic story of teen Carson Crimeni’s death, which has left his family devastated and his community in B.C.’s Lower Mainland dismayed.

The 14-year-old was constantly bullied in school, his peers say, often about the fact that he suffered from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and had few friends. On the evening of Aug. 7, some older teenagers invited him to the local skate park, where they took drugs that friends say Carson likely had never taken before. In the hours that followed videos were posted to social media that showed him profusely sweating, breathing irregularly and losing his ability to speak, all as the young men laughed and catcalled him.

According to police, potential charges are a long way off, as they are still working through the evidence and examining each of the 114 tips that have come in.

 

I’d like to hear if the RCMP have any leads or if they expect to press charges. This story is a couple weeks old now. Considering it was on social media you’d think they would’ve charged someone by now.

EFredstrom

I can’t even imagine what the young bystanders and their families are going through: hiding? conjuring alibis? Please step forward, out of respect for yourselves and Carson’s family. If you humbly admit your wrongs, the punishment will be less harsh and you will feel less guilt and shame. As what Tom D said, reach out for forgiveness. If you do not right your wrongs, you will be haunted by [it] for the rest of your lives.

El Guapo 66

A very sad and sickening story. Lots of kids are becoming detached from reality and view themselves as merely spectators through a screen.

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