January 3, 2015

Sergei Casper - Russian teenager - dead from bullying

Sergei Casper, age 17, died on December 23, 2014, in Moscow, Russia.

He was a student at Polytechnic College Number 8.

Sergei falling on his throat
During the day, a number of male students waited for Sergei in the hallway and wrapped him in plastic film (cling wrap) so that he was unable to move his arms and legs. They then dunked him in a toilet and hauled him back to their classroom. They stood him up at the back of the class.

He then stumbled forward and hit his throat on the rim of a desk. The classroom bullies stood around laughing.

A female teacher present in the room did nothing from the onset to put a stop to these actions.

By the time an ambulance was called, Sergei had choked to death due to a crushed
Angels of God, pray for Sergei and for those
who have lost him

Friends stated that Sergei had been a hardworking and popular student at a previous school but all that came to an end when he attended his current school and the bullying began. He was picked on all the time.

It is alleged that he was bullied because he wanted to perform on stage and he was considered to be overly artistic. There may also be an element of homophobia in these acts of bullying.

Friends describe Sergei as a good guy who never did any harm to anyone. He was amusing and cheerful. He tried to help others. He will be forever remembered.

The school has denied that bullying occurred on the premises. The students involved have been temporarily expelled. Police are continuing the investigation.

One of the teens involved said that it was just a joke that went wrong.

To any teens who are reading this:
~ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
~ Don't contribute to another's downfall. Tomorrow or five years from now, it could be you who is being humiliated.
~There is nothing amusing about human suffering.

Sergei's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. They describe him as an intelligent young man who wanted to learn. He will be forever mourned.

Sergei is survived by many loving friends and family members including his parents.

Pray for justice for Sergei.

Pray that Sergei is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

1 comment:

Izzy said...

I am horrified that a teacher just sat there, watching the whole thing.

When I taught, I put up with none of that insanity. That child should be alive. And his classmates shouldn't have just been expelled. They caused that young man's death.

And that teacher, who did nothing to stop it? She is guilty of negligence. She did absolutely nothing to help this child.

I cannot stress how horrific this is.