Melanie Boyd’s Dad Comments
Posted by Childress on July 12, 2006
A few days back, I posted the story of Melanie Boyd (above), a young and beautiful Australian girl who ingested a mix of prescription drugs, alcohol and illegal drugs at a pharm party. That’s pretty standard stuff for a pharm party — but the results were tragic, as Melanie died.
Melanie’s dad saw the post and wrote this comment:
As Melanie’s father, my anger at my daughter’s senseless and avoidable death rages unabated.
No-one appears to be taking this seriously. Melanie was fed a deadly mix of alcohol, cannibis, prescription drugs and, finally, speed by fellow students from a supposedly “exclusive” school. The response from the school? “Not our problem – it occurred after school hours.” The school has no drugs awareness program. They have lied to the press about that. The two students who supplied Melanie with the drugs have wealthy parents. They will not be expelled. Instead, they are offered counselling to help them “cope with” Melanie’s death. Both these spoilt little brats have shown no remorse – indeed, they are bragging on the internet chat rooms that “it will all blow over in a week”. They will both graduate and claim the prestige of the school as their own.
My Melanie will never graduate. Where is the Justice?
Good question — and one that unfortunately doesn’t have an answer.
He later posted this clarification:
I am pleased to report that the orginal information I had received was incorrect. The school has now taken appropriate action and has reviewed it drug awareness education program.
That’s good, but it’s awful that a student had to die before they thought to review the program.