Florida Fifth Grader Teased For “Gay Tendencies” Brings Butcher Knife To School

Queerty
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January 16, 2013

An elementary-school student accused of bringing a knife to class did it to protect himself from bullies who made fun of him for appearing gay, his family says. On Monday, the unnamed 11-year-old was taken from Inwood Elementary in Winter Haven, Florida, to the Polk County Juvenile Assessment Center after an eight-inch butcher knife (right) was seen poking out of his loose-leaf binder.