|Student writes apology to classmates, community|
My name is Jake Forsyth. I am 14 years old and I?am a ninth grader at Three Lakes High School.
During the middle of the night Sept. 25, some friends and I?thought it would be cool to sneak out of our houses. We all rode our bikes to our school football field. I brought a small bottle of alcohol to share with my friends. I thought we were just going to hang out.My friends decided to break into the field house and decided to smash the fluorescent light bulbs on the track, bleachers and the blacktop. I did not take part in this vandalism. The next morning, I?decided to go to school officials and police to tell them what happened.
By doing this, I?cleared my conscience; at the same time, I?received a three-day suspension from school. I also could not play school football. Although I?did not participate in the crime, I?still got in trouble for just being there. I still may face criminal charges.
After all of this happened, I?felt very guilty for disappointing many people in my life. Those people are my classmates, teachers, football coaches, my football team, my community, my family and especially my mom. I am very sorry for my bad choices.
I’m writing this letter hoping other young people can learn that you can get in trouble for just being there, even though you did not do the crime. I want to thank my coach, Brian Fritz, for being supportive and showing me what was the right decision on what to do.
|Tuesday, October 01, 2013 4:11 PM|