Monday, April 10, 2006

Sad News - Que Viva Los Derechos por todos!

Body: From: HANDS OFF ASSATA!
Date: Apr 8, 2006 10:05 AM

[Repost From: iliana...thank you!]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWS CONFERENCE
Sunday, April 9, 2006
12:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
710 S. Sultana Ave., Ontario, CA 91761

Louise Corales, whose 14 year-old son, Anthony Soltero, died on April 1 after committing suicide, will speak to the community and ask for a prayer for her son this Sunday, following the 11:00 a.m. mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Ontario, California.

Eighth grader Anthony Soltero shot himself through the head on Thursday, March 30, after the assistant principal at De Anza Middle School told him that he was going to prison for three years because of his involvement as an organizer of the April 28 school walk-outs to protest the anti-immigrant legislation in Washington. The vice principal also forbade Anthony from attending graduation activities and threatened to fine his mother for Anthonys truancy and participation in the student protests.

Anthony was learning about the importance of civic duties and rights in his eighth grade class. Ironically, he died because the vice principal at his school threatened him for speaking out and exercising those rights, Ms. Corales said today. "I want to speak out to other parents, whose children are attending the continuing protests this week. We have to let the schools know that they cant punish our children for exercising their rights."

Anthonys death is likely the first fatality arising from the protests against the immigration legislation being considered in Washington, D.C. Anthony, who was a very good student at De Anza Middle School in the Ontario-Montclair School District, believed in justice and was passionate about the immigration issue. He is survived by his mother, Louise Corales, his father, a younger sister, and a baby brother.

Ms. Corales will speak to the community after mass on Sunday, April 9, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. She will ask for a prayer for Anthony, whose funeral and burial are scheduled for Monday, April 10 in Long Beach, where he was born.

5 Comments:

Blogger Ted said...

very sad indeed

10/4/06 14:53  
Anonymous Noemi said...

no! I had not heard of that incident. Pobrecito.

10/4/06 15:48  
Blogger Diana Marie Delgado said...

Lorna,

this is very sad.

10/4/06 16:34  
Blogger Teatrista said...

unbelievable cruelty of the most despicable kind. How dare an educator say those things to child. Justice will come. Como dios manda

10/4/06 20:52  
Blogger 666poetry-finchnot said...

that teacher should be shot

not to advocate violence or any thing
but

it makes you wonder :

who's teaching the children


i'm very saddened to read this article
as the boy is the same age as my eldest son

11/4/06 15:51  

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