Flour Bluff School District came under fire last year when its Superintendent refused to allow a Gay Straight Alliance to form on campus. After significant pressure and national media attention, the District tentatively allowed the group to form. This year, the failures of the administration are again coming into the spotlight.
Teddy Molina, a 16 year old student at Flour Bluff High School, took his own life this past weekend after enduring the wrath of a gang of football players known as “The Wolfpack.” Although Flour Bluff administrators deny knowledge of The Wolfpack, students have indicated that teachers are certainly aware of the gang and have even asked them to remove their Wolfpack t-shirts in the past.
Teddy was familiar with the Wolfpack. After being tormented by the group, Teddy turned to his parents. They withdrew him from Flour Bluff High School shortly before his untimely death. Some students have stated that the Wolfpack threatened to invade Teddy’s home and harm his mother and sister if “He didn’t do something about himself.”
Of course, none of the accusations can currently be proven, but there is one thing that is clear – Flour Bluff, like many school districts, has a bully problem.
In fact, at an anti-bullying rally this afternoon, things turned violent. One of the students, alleged to be member of The Wolfpack gang, jumped from the SUV driven by his father and began attacking rally attendees, including family members of Teddy and other students. The gang member’s father, Tommy Martin, accused rally attendees of throwing rocks at them as they passed by.
Koby Ozias, a District Lead for GetEQUAL TX, was present. According to Koby, the rally had been going for approximately 2 hours prior to the attack. Several students had noted that members of The Wolfpack gang had been driving by and flipping off the crowd, but no other incidents had occurred. When the attackers hit children, several rally attendees fought back, while others attempted to seperate the grieving family from the assailants.
After the attack, police demanded the rally attendees leave the site. Although attendees complied, they hope to plan another event for tomorrow.