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    This is so sick! We have a government censoring scientific and political debate via social media, but they ignore inciting of psychological and physical harm against minors.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...vbu-story.html
    Barrington High School LGBTQ+ students shot with gel pellets in what officials say is latest TikTok challenge
    By Karen Ann Cullotta
    Chicago Tribune |
    Mar 18, 2022 at 6:57 PM

    Two Barrington High School students who are members of the LGBTQ+ community were allegedly targeted in a pellet gun shooting on campus this week in an incident officials say is likely related to the latest TikTok challenge breaking out across the U.S.

    Barrington resident Kristin Stedman said Friday that her son, Matt Petersen, and his boyfriend were walking to school on Wednesday morning when a student pointed a toy rifle out the window of a car, spraying the two teens with pellets in a parking lot adjacent to the high school’s entrance.

    “They were walking toward the building and they heard a loud sound, were hit by these bullets, and started running,” Stedman said.

    After entering the school building and heading to the cafeteria, the teens were allegedly followed by the perpetrators, who trailed them making animal sounds, including barking, Stedman said.

    “What kind of families raise kids who like to pick on people?” Stedman said.

    In a Thursday letter to parents, Barrington Principal Steve McWilliams said the incident involved “some students on campus participating in what is being referred to as the Orbeez TikTok Challenge. This is ' where teens shoot gel beads at each other with toy guns.”...
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    They are calling it a TikTok challenge, but it is more like a hate crime,” said Stedman, who said her son has been a victim of relentless bullying since he was in fourth grade...
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