Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by doublestop, Mar 14, 2017.
I am sickened by the amount of deaths caused by bullying...When will it stop
I gathered from the article that he was a compassionate young man, sensitive to the feelings of those around him. Reading the part where it said that even though he would win archery tournaments, he would still make his win about the other kids, makes what happened to him that much more heartbreaking. He built others up...And others tore him down.
We need more people with hearts like Luke.
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Wow Luke - you have accomplished more in your short life than most have as an adult. I am so sorry Luke. You didn't deserve this treatment (I too was bullied in school and by my mother - hated my life growing up). You were truly a gift to many with your kindness and talents. My youngest son, 14 yrs old was bullied in school - lucky his school had zero tolerance and no issues this year. You have touched me deeply and I will never forget you (I don't know you, but your legacy will live on).
I went to school with Luke's dad. He is a great man. I have a son two years younger than Luke. And I can't imagine how painful this must be. Luke was certainly an inspiring young man. Ryan and his wife must have been very proud. May that pride help them to cope with the loss of their only child.
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Please give him our condolences and let him know that many people are praying for him and his wife in their time of loss.
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Why no updates in the news?
That is really terrible!
I wonder of anyone saw what exactly happened to Like Miller.
Blind jealousy or envy can drive one to extreme evil. One can look no further than the likes of Lori Drew, Gertrude Baniszewski, Jodi Arias, Betty Broderick, Elliot Rodger, Eric Harris, Adam Lanza, Seung-Hui Cho, Omar Mateen, 9/11 Terrorists, Osama bin Laden, Adolf Hitler, and Joseph Stalin. They are so consume by jealousy. Their mantra is everyone else has it good, but me. A lot of bullying is driven by jealousy like mass murder, terrorism, and genocide.
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I think we're waiting for the lab results from the autopsy. I think LE said there would be no further statements until the full lab results are back - which could take weeks.
I live in Champaign and my son goes to Centennial HS. What is really interesting is how this incident is being treated by the local media, law enforcement, and school. Absolute lock down on any comments or discussions. I get waiting for the results of the autopsy, but it is impossible to get any details, rumors, etc. of the unfortunate physical incident that may have caused this fine young man his life. The local News Paper (News Gazette) either removes any reader comments from the numerous "vague" articles they have posted on their website, or shut off comments completely. Not a peep about anything related to the name/s, ages, sex, race, etc. who may have been involved in the alleged "bullying" the previous day of his death. You cannot even find anything on social media. It seems like a vigorous & concerted effort by authorities and media to keep this story on the lowdown. They are in serious protection mode and do not want anything getting out at all. Makes you wonder what they are trying hide and why they are hiding it. We are now 2 weeks into this investigation and it is radio silence mode.
The 15-year-old Centennial bowman was buried one week ago today. His death remains under investigation. His life still brings joy to his former coach.
Jefferson Archery Coach Lynne Srull says, "[Luke was] just a great kid. I still can't believe he's gone. Very sensitive, very helpful, very caring kid. Worked very hard. [Luke] loved archery."
Some rather interesting turn of events. Wonder what is really going on.
:welcome5: Golfer67! Good to hear from a local. IMHO, LE has asked media and people they have interviewed, in relation to the case, not to disclose any information to maintain the integrity of the case. It would not help the investigation to allow rumor to spread, especially in a case that involves juveniles. I think the silence is a good sign--a sign that everyone is cooperating with LE. Hopefully (and I feel confident) that LE have a good idea who assaulted Luke and are waiting for the results of testing to corroborate witness testimony. They need to be sure to arrest the right people and make the charges stick, so some dangerous teens (possibly adults, also) can be taken off the streets.
I'm like you, Golfer67, and gets antsy when I don't see any activity on a case. Sometimes cases like this seem to come to an abrupt halt, and that's frustrating. But, LE is always working behind the scenes and often an arrest/arrests come suddenly when least expected. I've seen that happen a year or two after a crime has been committed and then gone silent. I think this one will be solved much sooner, though. Rampant rumor would only hinder the investigation, and could harm innocent people. JMO
Indy Anna, I'm hopeful you are right. I just find it hard to send my son to that school everyday when you know there is a kid or group of kids still roaming the halls who likely caused such horrific internal injuries to Luke that he lost his life. If they think they know who the culprits are they should at the least be suspended from school precautionary to the avoid any future incidents, even if it has to be confidential until they have all evidence necessary to convict.
I have heard this might be a highly controversial incident that involves race. I would not be surprised if this thing gets pushed out by LE until school is out for summer break to avoid the potential drastic repercussions during school. Drive by the entrance of Centennial around 2:30pm every day. There are 4 or more police cars parked out front before school is out every day. Obviously to detour any violence as the kids are let out. That alone tells you what type of student body we are dealing with. 10 years ago you would have never have seen LE near the school.
Time to get out of this godforsaken town and state!!!
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Champaign police are still investigating the death of 15-year-old Miller after he died from internal injuries earlier this month. (wondering if this has been confirmed as COD or just rumor that has morphed into fact for the reporter . . . I thought the coroner and LE hadn't released COD yet?)
#LiveLikeLuke is spreading way beyond Central Illinois. The hashtag started a few days after Luke's death. Some people took to social media to show support. Others started making shirts and banners.
Luke, Being silenced is not justice. The truth will out.
They have got to be waiting for school year to end. We should know something by now.
The bullies kicked him where his bruises wouldn't show. Google lacerated liver and lacerated spleen.
Sometimes bullies are just sadistic ***. Kids who are different in even the smallest ways become their targets.
IMO, it's odd he didn't want to release the name of the bullies while in the ER. I hope the bullies aren't members of his family.