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Police: Bullies Forcibly Tattoo Young Special Needs Student

Police: Bullies Forcibly Tattoo Young Special Needs Student

Donald Wyman, 20, Ryan Fisk, 19, Travis Johnston, 18, and Blake VanNest, 18

Associated Press

May 22, 2010

CONCORD, N.H. — Four people have been charged with tattooing a 14-year-old special needs student on his backside, against his will, Concord police said.

The boy, whose name was not released, told police the four told him he wouldn’t be picked on at Concord High School if he submitted to it. An image, with two obscene words was tattooed on him May 10, police said.

The victim was targeted because he’s intellectually challenged, prosecutor Scott Murray said.

“You put yourself in this kid’s position, your heart has to go out to him,” said Sgt. John Thomas, who said the boy has been picked on so much that he would do anything to stop it. “It’s gotten so bad that you have to subject your body to being scarred for life, just to be accepted by your peers.”

Blake VanNest, 18, is charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, tattooing without a license, indecent exposure and criminal threatening. Donald Wyman, 20, is charged with criminal liability for the conduct of another and conspiracy to endanger the welfare of a minor.

Two others — Ryan Fisk, 19 and Travis Johnston, 18, — are also charged.

Johnson, who said he allowed it take place at his house, told WMUR-TV he wished it never happened.

“Before I got in trouble, I regretted it,” he said.

The family of the boy said they planned to speak out about the growing problem of school bullying in the coming the days.

“This is a very emotional time for our family, as we are still trying to absorb what was done to our child,” the family said through a lawyer.

The boy told police that despite his protests VanNest said he would get a tattoo whether he liked it or not, police said. The boy said he eventually agreed because VanNest told him he would no longer be picked on at school.

The boy told police that when he arrived at the home to get the tattoo he said again that he didn’t want one, but VanNest threatened him.

Wyman drew the tattoo on the boy, and Fisk and VanNest did the tattooing, prosecutors said.

The next day, the boy said students in the school were passing around pictures of the tattoo. A teacher overheard a conversation about it called police.

New Hampshire law prohibits tattooing anyone under the age of 18. Tattoo artists also must be licensed.


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    SargentTH

    over 2 years ago

    36 Comments

    Karma will get them the same way it got my bullies. When I was in High School I got assulted after my 3rd surgery by 6 bloods gang girls today they are homeless. Karma will get these boys one way or another

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    skascooter007

    about 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Amen - BklynsFinest347 and MeanStreets949

    Either punishment works for me.

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    AKangel

    about 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    Tattoo the same label they tattooed on the kid on their foreheads and throw them to the wolves.
    They will be schooled on Bullies real quick.
    Sorry this poor kid had to deal with this, hope he makes thru it ok.

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    CadetAK

    about 4 years ago

    3416 Comments

    I don't care if they are juveniles, charge em and lock 'em up alongside the big boys!
    It's time for parents to step up to the plate and actually be parents...you don't want to be a parent, don't have children!

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    CodyTheCoasty

    about 4 years ago

    122 Comments

    These kids are the POS. I hope karma comes back at them. They'll get whats comin.

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    DALLASCRANE

    about 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    To forcibly tattoo "POOP DICK" on someone is incredibly stupid behavior. Perhaps these bullies will get a special prison style tattoo that is only visible in the shower. A 15 year old juvenile was also arrested as part of this group.

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    TGOOS566

    about 4 years ago

    218 Comments

    I HAVE TO AGREE WITH MEANSTREETS, SEND THEM TO MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, SHERIFF JOE CAN SQUARE THESE 4 CHILDREN AWAY

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    clobster

    about 4 years ago

    1552 Comments

    Bump CCLEME20! Tools indeed. It still amazes me how low people can go.

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    CoyoteKY86

    about 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    Think we should tattoo "tools" to these guys foreheads. Idiots. Judging by the mugshots they look like they have a real bright future ahead of them..

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    CPDJster

    about 4 years ago

    940 Comments

    terrible... it's a shame what some will do to others...

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    delano388

    about 4 years ago

    4314 Comments

    Lock up the scum with Bubba.

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    marqmd

    about 4 years ago

    548 Comments

    Lock them away for a long time!!!

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    uncledennis1

    about 4 years ago

    23312 Comments

    Scumbags. Put them under the jail. I feel sorry for the child

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    USAFE7

    about 4 years ago

    2516 Comments

    Another example of what is going on in our schools all over the country.

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    MeanStreets949

    about 4 years ago

    2318 Comments

    Send them to Maricopa County, Arizona. I think the Sheriff has special work details for slime bags like these..........................

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