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A 14 year old Hero
« on: 2013-02-03, 13:56:12 »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/michigan-hero-teen-hides-rape-victim-attacker/story?id=18272032

At fourteen years old I would say this young man earned his gilded spurs! Huzzah and well done James Persyn!  :)
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Re: A 14 year old Hero
« Reply #1 on: 2013-02-03, 14:07:17 »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/michigan-hero-teen-hides-rape-victim-attacker/story?id=18272032

At fourteen years old I would say this young man earned his gilded spurs! Huzzah and well done James Persyn!  :)

Cheers to James Persyn & his efforts. :) :) 
« Last Edit: 2013-02-03, 14:14:24 by Lord Dane »
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Re: A 14 year old Hero
« Reply #2 on: 2013-02-03, 14:13:09 »
I’m not sure those laws are applicable since James Persyn nor his younger siblings were not the sexual assault victims but became involved when the sexual assault victim sought sanctuary in the Persyn home. The father of the Persyn children probably gave permission to ABC to disclose their names. The rape victims’ name was never divulged.
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Re: A 14 year old Hero
« Reply #3 on: 2013-02-03, 14:15:00 »
I’m not sure those laws are applicable since James Persyn nor his younger siblings were not the sexual assault victims but became involved when the sexual assault victim sought sanctuary in the Persyn home. The father of the Persyn children probably gave permission to ABC to disclose their names. The rape victims’ name was never divulged.

I read the article & caught my mistake Sir Brian. Thank you. :) Moral of the story: Read before comment. LOL
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Re: A 14 year old Hero
« Reply #4 on: 2013-02-03, 21:03:36 »
 :D

Good on him. Evil came, he did something, and that's all it took.
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Re: A 14 year old Hero
« Reply #5 on: 2013-02-04, 01:29:39 »
*SO* many good things in the article!

"remembered that his father had told him that, in case of emergency, he should get everyone into one of the bathrooms -- the only room in the house with no windows."

"he retrieved the hunting knife he had just gotten for Christmas."

"his family maintains that he simply did the right thing"

"We had never really thought about 'hero,'" Persyn said of his son. "I just kept telling him how proud I was of him."

Beyond awesome!

His father taught him what to do in an emergency, he was able to arm himself for worst-case .. and he helped a woman in need. Huzzah for the fine young gentleman!!
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Re: A 14 year old Hero
« Reply #6 on: 2013-02-04, 16:34:48 »
He has indeed; his actions were as knightly as you could possibly get short of engaging the assailant (and I'm glad he did not have to, otherwise this story may not be the feel good item it currently is).
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Re: A 14 year old Hero
« Reply #7 on: 2013-02-04, 17:15:11 »

Yes, this story is truly excellent on so many levels. Huzzah!
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