I read the tragic story of Tyler Clementi yesterday and was absolutely heartbroken.
It started with a Twitter message on Sept. 19: “Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into molly’s room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay.”
That night, the authorities say, the Rutgers University student who sent the message used a camera in his dormitory room to stream the roommate’s intimate encounter live on the Internet.
And three days later, the roommate who had been surreptitiously broadcast — Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman and an accomplished violinist — jumped from the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson River in an apparent suicide. [via NY Times]
It’s an absolutely gut wrenching story. How could these two other students do something so mean-spirited and heinous…?
It’s easy to point the fingers at these immature conspirators or at the obvious vitriolic antics from WBC…
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