Whitehall teen will face trial for fi...

Whitehall teen will face trial for fight in high school

There are 10 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Dec 20, 2007, titled Whitehall teen will face trial for fight in high school. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Gabriel Cerchiori, 17, waived his preliminary hearing this morning in a Muskegon court, meaning he will go to trial for assault for a fight at Whitehall High School.

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Taxpayer

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Dec 20, 2007
Is every kid that fights like this going to face trial? Some of the "urban" high schools alone would do nothing all day but cart these kids off to jail.
Gwyn

United States

#5 Dec 20, 2007
There was conflict between these boys for a long time. It is too bad it escalated to this. The Michigan public school system I taught in had a bullying policy that provided ways for problems like this to be addressed early on. There were different levels of bullying and all reported incidents were documented. We provided ways for kids to report what was going on without being teased and at times the police got involved. It didn't prevent all problems, but it alleviated a lot of it and it worked very well.
doug

Denver, CO

#9 Dec 20, 2007
what happen to the good old days when two guys got in a fight??? and the court stayed out of it 50 years ago you never would have heard of a high school fight in the news!!!

Since: Sep 07

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#10 Dec 20, 2007
Little brat. Maybe a little time in lock-up will straighten him out.
NOSURPRISE

Miami, FL

#12 Dec 20, 2007
Seems the youth of today has no problem with causing great bodily harm to anyone. Even the girls get into fights and the parents even show up and get involved.

Schools can only do so much and at times seem to turn away from this type of activity.

Teachers in some districts are scared for their lives, or afraid of be reprimanded when they try to straighten out a situation.

Parents seem to think that their children should not be taught a lesson or have any sort of punishment issued.

This boy will learn the hard way, maybe while he is in prison he will have anger management classes.

Since: Dec 07

Stanton, MI

#13 Dec 20, 2007
Gwyn wrote:
There was conflict between these boys for a long time. It is too bad it escalated to this. The Michigan public school system I taught in had a bullying policy that provided ways for problems like this to be addressed early on. There were different levels of bullying and all reported incidents were documented. We provided ways for kids to report what was going on without being teased and at times the police got involved. It didn't prevent all problems, but it alleviated a lot of it and it worked very well.
The bullying policy is not what you think it is. It fails most of the time, and the teachers do not enforce it. And even if it were enforced in this school, it would not have covered anything that was happening out of school and online.

“Common sense RULES ”

Since: Sep 07

West Michigan

#14 Dec 21, 2007
Schools can't possibly be everywhere all the time. Parents don't teach their children (in most cases) to grow up to be responsible adults. At some point you have to stop blaming the parents, society, video games etc. etc. and make the kids responsible for their own actions.

Stop feeling sorry for kids who break the rules, and punish them according to law.
Gabriel Cerchiori

Whitehall, MI

#15 Apr 10, 2015
Haha! That's me! It's really nice seeing all the people who know nothing about what happened or any of the preceding events label me a "brat" or imply I deserved to go to jail to "straighten me out". I was a 17yr old student athlete, who was a officer in multiple student groups and who had a full ride scholarship to Davenport University and wanted to help teach children become great despite their circumstances. I just had enough of being bullied all throughout High School and our Vice Principal did nothing to diffuse this situation even though both of our friends told him it was going to end in a fight. The fight lasted MAYBE 15 seconds and resulted in us falling on the ground together and hitting our heads. It was a misfortune that he ended up w a potentially life threatening brain bleed and I only had a concussion. We went about our days and that night I was arrested and bawled my eyes out for 4 days locked in a drunk tank because they were worried I take my own life. All because I thought I had seriously injured someone. Obviously you guys' way of thinking won and I served time, got a wonderful felony and had my life turned upside down and my dreams ruined. Despite all that I turned out okay, no help to you social justice warrior types that love to spout off and judge situations and people without any knowledge other than what you're fed. Go look into things before being an asshole next time maybe, eh? I'll make sure I keep volunteering at the local library and doing my best to help people instead of mindlessly tear them down on the internet.

Cheers,

Gabe Cerchiori
Gabriel Cerchiori

Whitehall, MI

#16 Apr 10, 2015
Lucy in Rockford wrote:
Little brat. Maybe a little time in lock-up will straighten him out.
Or maybe it will strip him of his humanity and life as it was, turning him into another casualty of the system that doesn't help, but you put your trust in anyways. OR maybe he's better than that. Maybe he isn't a "little brat". Maybe he cares more about people he doesn't know than you obviously ever will. Who knows though.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Westland, MI

#17 Apr 12, 2015
Gabriel Cerchiori wrote:
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Or maybe it will strip him of his humanity and life as it was, turning him into another casualty of the system that doesn't help, but you put your trust in anyways. OR maybe he's better than that. Maybe he isn't a "little brat". Maybe he cares more about people he doesn't know than you obviously ever will. Who knows though.
I am more worried about the victim and the rest of his life......

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