This is one of the more enraging stories you’ll read today out of Nipmuc Regional High School (Mendon-Upton):
Izabella DeLorey was an outgoing, compassionate teenager, and a gifted artist, who wanted to study forensic science in college. In 2018, during her freshman year at Nipmuc Regional High School, the 15-year-old took her own life.
“It’s going on three years, but it doesn’t get all of a sudden OK,” said DeLorey’s mother, Alizabeth Bouvier. “Six out of seven nights a week, I still cry myself to sleep. It does not get any easier at all, it doesn’t.”
As graduation season draws near, friends and family of DeLorey — affectionately nicknamed both “Izzy” and “Bella” — struggle with how to remember the young woman during a life milestone she didn’t live to see.
Friends of DeLorey asked school administration last month to allow for an empty seat at the district’s June 5 graduation ceremony. After receiving an initial veto, Miller circulated an online petition looking to show community support for the gesture that picked up more than 1,200 signatures in just a few days.
“Everybody deserves remembrance,” Bouvier said. “It would mean the world to me, because she would be graduating. That’s her class.”
“We cannot stress enough that we recognize that the request of our students is intended to honor their classmate,” the statement reads. “However, based on the professional guidance we have received, as school leaders, we cannot approve a request that could potentially cause harm to another member of our community.”
“Among suicide prevention (professionals), it’s considered best practice to avoid anything that could potentially romanticize suicide death,” said Larry Berkowitz, director and co-founder of Needham-based Riverside Trauma Center. “Try to find ways to engage students in activities …. rather than something that stands out.”
Riverside Trauma Center is the organization Nipmuc Regional High School administration cites in their statement about honoring DeLorey. In a message to the Daily News, a representative from the state’s Department of Public Health said the center is contracted through its department, and that the principals’ statement is accurate.
The empty chair won’t happen, but the two principals are talking with students about possible alternatives. Installations that cannot be avoided, including the empty seat, as well as a tree, plaque or decorated locker, are out.
“Additionally, professional guidance tells us that these types of memorials — although well intentioned — may inadvertently lead to “suicide contagion” or “clusters,” the statement reads.
Find me a profession that is more out of touch with reality, and more dedicated to not taking chances, than a public school administrator. These people got where they are because they couldn’t teach, so they all got their masters in administration and the next thing you know they’re running the joint.
I’m just so thoroughly disgusted by this. Imagine the pain of losing a child to suicide at the age of 15. Whatever issues or problems this girl thought she had when she was 15 is something she’d laugh at by the time she was 20. It’s hard being a teenager in the moment because you think shit that doesn’t matter actually does matter. You outgrow it, unless you reach a place mentally where you’re able to do what this poor girl did. It’s heart breaking that someone so young and vibrant could feel so awful that she thought this was her only way out.
Her mother will never get over it, but the one thing the school could’ve done to help ease her pain was allow the empty seat at graduation. I’m sure she would like to attend, as her daughter’s friends will all graduate. I’m sure it will hurt for her, but sometimes it feels good to cry. It’s therapeutic.
But administration decided that they weren’t even gutless to make the decision themselves. Instead they outsourced it to an organization that isn’t involved in the school community and the Department of Health – the same people who shut down school for a year. These people HATE kids, and they want them to suffer as much as possible. They’re pure evil to the core.
For some reason Nipmuc has co-principals.
Because lots of well run organizations have co-leaders. Where would America be without our co-presidents? Look at what the Patriots have done with their co-coaches.
The fact that they have two principals is emblematic of the district’s inability to make tough decisions and hurt someone’s feelings. They couldn’t pick one of these two millennials to lead the school, so the superintendent just said, “fuck it, you’re both in charge.”
Mary Anne Moran and John Clements are your run of the mill gutless high school administrators. She was voted “Massachusetts Assistant Principal of the Year” in 2016 (yes that’s a thing), but luckily didn’t tie anyone. She also says that she wants to “reimagine education.”
Apparently that means shit on the memories of a deceased student to protect…..nobody. Even though they said it would:
However, based on the professional guidance we have received, as school leaders, we cannot approve a request that could potentially cause harm to another member of our community.”
Literally no students in the school would be offended or harmed by having an empty chair there, and none of them would suddenly decide suicide was cool. Instead it would do the exact opposite.
What reimagining education really means is avoiding tough decisions and handing it off to a non-profit and the Board of Health instead. They could’ve overruled their “guidance” and made an executive decision, but in reality they wanted this. They were just happy they got to pin it on someone else.
Question – does every high school in America encourage high school students to drink and drive when they let MADD come to the school before the prom and do this?
Is this “romanticizing” death by DUI? Or would they have preferred honoring Izabella DeLorey if she was hit by a bus? I guess her life only mattered if she died the right way.
I’ll tell you a dead person who Nipmuc High School didn’t mind romanticizing though – George Floyd. Here’s a message the co-principals sent out in June.
“Brutal murder of George Floyd.”
His death has not been ruled a murder, and at this point seems likely to end in an acquittal for Derek Chauvin. George Floyd went to jail for robbing a pregnant woman and died after taking 3 times the lethal amount of fentanyl, while riding around Minneapolis with his drug dealer. Nipmuc High School honors him and recognizes what happened as a tragedy, but not one of their deceased 15 year old students. Maybe if Izabella Delorey died from a fentanyl overdose they’d give a shit about her. Or by their logic, “romanticizing” the life and death of George Floyd could lead to students developing drug habits and resisting arrest.
Izzabella’s mother Libby posted about it on a local Mendon-Upton Moms Facebook page.
That poor woman.
Luckily the community has rallied around her and pretty much everyone agrees that the co-principals are chodes. Everyone except for Lucy Lambert.
“The chair idea tends to draw negative attention to suicide.”
What the fuck did you want? Positive attention? It’s a sad reminder of the mental health crisis in this country. A reminder of the pain you leave behind for others when you take your life. She doesn’t sympathize with the hurt at all, because she’s never put herself in Libby’s shoes. Easy to post something so heartless when your daughter’s still alive.
So what’s next for the Nipmuc co-principals? Gonna pretend a student who died from cancer never existed because it romanticizes chemotherapy? Maybe Parkland High School can pretend all those kids didn’t die because it might romanticize school shootings. Whatever, just ask the Board of Health to decide who’s life is and isn’t worth remembering. They’re basically in charge now anyway.
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some words for Libby DeLorey….
I am saddened for you, and for what Izzy did to herself.
But the world is here for the living, for those that can contribute to a better tomorrow.
Bringing this up, as you did, has me concerned for you, and your approach to life. Life is what you make it. You need to find a different path. Pick one or more of the following: religion, counseling, drinking heavily, smoking tons of dope. Your existing path is not working for you, nor the community around you. Change your path if already doing one of those things. Maybe just plant flowers in memory of Izzy someplace, with only you knowing of it, making the world a more beautiful place.
Many people have “signed on” to your approach, but only out of “survivor guilt” or out of some misguided belief that supporting you is going to be good for you and the community.
What is going to happen, is that by highlighting the action of a person committing suicide, that this is going to increase the value in committing suicide by a person now living. You don’t want to be counter-productive. You don’t want to do something that strengthens the resolve of someone else to murder themself.
Can’t see reality huh. Is it because delirium took over where conscience took flight? So many children have taken their own lives and the reasons are only known entirely by the victims. With that said, and with this article we have a class of “children” that wish to include a fellow classmate. This could be your child or mine. I honestly do not understand what these two idiots have concocted. Maybe someday the opposition will crawl out from under their rocks and show some support and/or sympathy towards an obvious innocent life that so many classmates thought they could honor.
A really sad shame what happened with this young woman. Thoughts and prayers to her and her family.
On another note, if she was a person of color, they would erect a statue and memorial in her honor.
Insensitivity seems to be the the real lesson taught here. It’s shameful and unacceptable!!
Fuck that. She took the easy way out. No empty chairs for for that. End of story.
Frank……..go duck a duck!!
Spell check…… “Go FUCK a duck”
That is all…..over n out!!
Little too far there prick….
Oh she did, did she? Hmmh, since frank the dumb fuck seems to know the details, please. enlighten us….. What “easy way” did she take??? What were her reasons for her suicide ??? I’m only asking cause since you seem to know everything, you’d know what the reason was and could share with the rest of us.
Now, reality…. Frank, you stupid, silly fuck…. You don’t know this kid. You don’t know her reasons. And you don’t know shit about mental health. For all you know, she found out she had some horrible shit like Huntington’s disease…. Which WILL eventually kill a person. Maybe she was all set with dealing with that…. Who knows… Fact is, we don’t know. And it isn’t for some cock sniffing internet dildo to decide.
Unfortunately Derek Chauvin is going to be found guilty. The police force he worked for has been throwing him under the bus since day one of this trial. Quite the shame. Everybody knows how the “POC” reacts if they don’t get their way. The poor woman of this child needs as many prayers and support the community can give. Obviously the school administrators aren’t. Just like the faux trial the country is slowly falling apart. From school systems to judicial systems.
POC = Piece Of Crap? or is that a double entendre? I’m confused
We are going to see more change in the next 10 years than we’ve seen the last 50 years and none of it will be good.
We’re going to talk about commercial aircraft flying at subsonic speeds, supersonic speeds, be able to — figuratively, if we decided to do it — traverse the world in about an hour, travel 21,000 miles an hour.” (The globe’s circumference is 24,901 miles.)
Is it true that you would now they say the vaccine only lasts 6 months? What’s the point then, so next time you or your insurance can pony up the money? And where is this airplane that will travel at 21, 000 MPH that will get me from LA to NY in 7 minutes? I am sure that won’t fuck w/ the human body nevermind the integrity of the airplane.
Thinning of the herd.
They will mess with the bodies natural immune responses.
The next wuhan Gates lab drug created will kill millions because they already injected the poison into millions of unsuspecting Americanos
Vaccination contagion/clusters are a thing
SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) – A Somerville restaurant was temporarily closed after a worker who recently received their first COVID-19 vaccine tested positive for the virus.
In an Instagram post, Trina’s Starlite Lounge said that the worker who tested positive is asymptomatic and had no contact with guests.
The restaurant will remain closed until all workers undergo testing.
Let’s do it the American way and legislate that every public school leave an open chair for any member of a class that dies regardless of what grade they were in when they passed. I’m sure some mom of a 5 year who died of cancer and won’t get to see her child grow would love to be invited back to see all of the kids who did grow up graduate.
Or, let’s stuck to the rational (and normal) process and continue to honor the dead with a respectful burial and a grave to visit.
Did you ever see the nose on the fucking ape?
If anyone did coke with this piece of shit they couldn’t let old George go first
Other wise the whole eight ball would be gone in one snort
If the class really wanted to show support they’d all OD on H.
Happiness is awesome!
Our public schools…full stop.
Graduation belongs to the Graduates, not to the school administrators. Decision should be up to the Senior Class of 2021.
Sure, lets have little entitled Tock Tok fuckers who cant even read run the whole school.
This is a faggot test
Wow you guys are doing such a good job I thought there was a filter. Carry on.
Derek Chauvin’s lawyers found a “speedball” pill with George Floyd’s DNA in the ex-cop’s Minneapolis squad car — months after it was seized and searched by police, testimony at Chauvin’s murder trial revealed Wednesday.
Minnesota forensics scientists said the pill contained traces of fentanyl and methamphetamine when it was tested at the request of Chauvin’s defense team, which found it during a fresh search of the squad car in January.
NEW YORK — Brooklyn defense attorney and television commentator Midwin Charles is dead after what appears to be several days of suffering after receiving at least one experimental shot.
Ms. Charles posted the trendy “I’m vaccinated” announcement on Twitter on March 1.
Another shooting in Bryan Texas.
No description means black, muslim or latino.
if it were a white guy it would be spread across every headline already.
Maybe she can meet Jalajhia, the slut, in heaven and the two of them can scissor and then lick each others clits
I llke dat
Do I need to remind you dat I guts me some titties and wet ass pussy
Thqts messed up, your talking about a kid, someone’s daughter, someone who hasn’t been jaded by life and still has optimism. Didn’t have the life experience yet to know things get better.
Rag on shitbags, rapists, food stamp sellers, white trash, and color trash, idc. But you are a piece of shit for thst comment. Although I don’t wish death or harm to come to anyone, I hope you feel some sort of loss or pain, so you can have the slightest idea of what it’s like to be a parent who loses a child.
I cannot stress how much of a piece of shit I and most “decent human beings” think you are!
Talkin bout da grammys
This is sad and it sucks terribly. I knew a few people who committed suicide . I have had two family members and four friends, one as recently as Feburary commit suicide. So my heart definitely gos out to her and her family.
That being said, I see you all going back and forth in the comments over putting a chair out for this girl.
Who’s to say that she would have even graduated in the first place? Obviously that’s what normal parents want for their kids and that what they hope their kids will do. However, who is to say that she would have even graduated in the first place?
Are you all mind readers?
It’s sad that it was a kid who took their life. it’s sad when anyone takes their life but who the fuck is to say she would have even made it through high school? None of you know for sure if she would have graduated so save it.
Since when do we celebrate someone who took their own life and celebrate it on a day where other people are just really starting their life!
Take your feelings and stick them in your ass. We dont celebrate people who commit suicidea we place them in a closed fucking box and bury them. We say it’s so sad and no one should go through that and blah blah blah then we as society treat people like shit the very next day! So just shut the fuck up! If they wanted to be celebrated they wouldn’t have been selfish and taken their own life no matter their pain. We all live with pain! Some people more than others. I’ve had a completely screwed up and fucked up life. A life so fucked up that books and movies could be written and directed. I dont want to kill my self as much as life sucks and as shit as my life once was. I went through a lot of it at the same age, even younger. So save the shit! If her family wants to remember her than that is their prerogative but to remember her for what could have been but never did and with no way of knowing is out of this world. It does take away from the kids who did make it through school! I guarantee there is at least two more kids in that class who had it worse than this girl and wanted to take their lives but didnt. You have no way of knowing for sure if she or any other child would have graduated! We also dont celebrate people who take their life like it’s some happy happy joy joy fucking fun time shit. It’s not. People who take their life are selfish assholes! You want to remember your loved one who hung it up than go visit them, raise money for mental health, stop treating the next person like shit. This is a day for kids who graduated not a day for a kid who we have no way of knowing wouod graduate. Even in death people who take their life are selfish fucking assholes, still taking the focus off of everyone else for their selfish gain!
Will this world just fucking burn already for fuck sakes!
Everyone thinks they are so fucking important, everyone thinks they are the shit and their shit dont stink. For fuck sake everyone just needs to shit the fuck up and stay in their fucking lane!. Lady your kid killed her self just like my family members and friends did. It sucks but it’s time to move on! It’s been four years and this is no way to live your own life! And people wonder why I hate everyone equally unless I dont. Everyone is a self absorbed narcissistic idiot!
You sound angry and self absorbed and not like
a fun person to be around.
You are dead inside, a walking suicide victim if you will.
Get help. You need it.
Btw, graduating HS isnt like climbing Mt. Everest.
Just about any asshole can graduate with todays minimum standards even you.
Agreed. I could see if it was within the past year but it been 4 fucking years. Move the fuck on because life goes on.
The administrators have created a false sense of well being. In neglecting to honor someone who has passed they have created a void whereby honor is dishonored. Drawing to attention that which they seek to avoid. Burying the act which was done. An act of which the kids are well aware. A sad reality of which no one escapes… This reality called existence. Shame on them.
Because I had some Hispanic in me (the loads my aunts boyfriend would shoot in me), I will be fondly remembered by the New Bedford community.
You filthy tramp
Its KuntMala you racist
You’ve gone fucking snowflake on this issue. Get a grip.Webster says a graduation is “ an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred” She hasn’t earned a diploma, hard stop. No issue unless you’re suddenly all about the “feelings”.
TB- you blew this one. What if she wanted to go to Harvard when she graduated. Should they save a chair for her at the 2025 ceremony? She didn’t fucking graduate. Don’t be a dumb ass or we won’t be able to support you for school committee. It’s sad as hell but graduation is for graduates.
if you need help moving and packing from the wachusett regional school district I’ll help for some money. Life’s been rough since the T&G fired me.
“These people HATE kids, and they want them to suffer as much as possible. ”
Your a fucking moron
He’s not wrong.
If you’re going to call someone a fucking moron, you may want to make an effort to use your pronouns properly.
The correct reason that there should not be an empty seat at graduation is that the child is not graduating. She wasn’t even close. She barely completed any of the requirements that would signify eligibility to graduate. They should chip in and buy a bench or something really to truly memorialize the child. Graduation means you completed a course of study. Don’t confuse things.
Hey Bubba Gump, they didn’t say give her a diploma. They didn’t say call out her name as her ghost walks across the stage. It’s an f’in empty chair with a program on the seat. Her name won’t even be in the program. No one is recognizing her as a Graduate of 2021, just that she WOULD HAVE been one. Jesus, you people make me sick.
That’s dumb. The graduation is for graduates aka those who are getting diplomas.
Yo Bubba Gump, if I ever meet you I swear I’m gonna slap the stupid right off your face. I’ll be looking for you at the next gay pride parade which I know you organize.
Do we give ribbons to those who don’t finish the Boston Marathon? Why do the kids who actually didn’t give up and graduate have to sit there and watch someone who didn’t, get honored? It’s their day. Not hers. Yeah Aiden we get it, you almost offed yourself, so now you’re all about it. But previously you publicly urged others to kill themselves. I cant take your concern serious.
Sounds like they consulted professionals and followed their advice.
Why do you think you know better?
JaJa could have been her
Fucking gutless turds. Period.
Look it up. If it might lead to one more death is it worth it? Administrators are right.
Right. The guard rails went up along the route 146 bridge abutments after the girls from a nearby town started killing themselves there in car crashes.
Tell me about it!
Moron That’s “suicide pacts” Not Clusters!
Leaving an empty chair at graduation Will Not Encourage anyone to commit suicide that’s just an asinine statement from an uninformed, insensitive Moron.
These useless pieces of shit care more about that baboon who overdosed after trying to buy cigarettes with counterfeit money then they do about the students and community who they “serve”. Turtle Riders…we should all make huge signs of this poor girl’s face and crash the fucking graduation .Drive our trucks onto the “socially distanced” ceremony and give her a moment of silence no one will forget. Then fucking blast donuts and chew Niptucks shitty grassy knoll. I am serious, let’s do it.
Clint Eastwood tried that empty chair bullshit at the 2012 Repub convention.
What’s a Nipmuc? I am offended
Me like em Maryann
Me stare-um at trash on road. Me cry. Paleface turn holy burial land into Burger King. Where is firewater?
Amazing…..TB pretty much plagiarized The Office episode where Michael and Jim were made to-managers. His line about where would America be without its co-presidents and the thing about the patriots co-coaches instead of the “popes” directly steals the language Oscar used in the episode…..kind of sad
Chick was obviously off.
Why honor the weakest link in the class. Want to go cry in the corner or plant a flower. But she shouldn’t skew graduation by being the skunk at the garden party.
Now if only BLT-123’s, the coal black in the dashiki with the angry scowl and the “Glee” boys and girls can as easily be ignored.
Everybody stay in their lane and everybody will have a better time
I find it disgusting that these public school type shit bags do not give a shit about suicide or try to politicize this to their some type of fucked up gain.
I take this topic very seriously as my brother committed suicide back in 2004. There is very few ways to prevent this from happening. 6 out of 10 gun murders are the result of suicide. If someone wants to kill themselves they will do it via gun, suicide by cop, jumping in front of a bus or a train, using rope… Trust me they will never tell you of their intensions regardless of who you are and no level of therapy can stop someone who is motivated.
obviously, the girl made a poor choice, one that had dire consequences for her and her loved ones. a teenagers’ brain is not fully developed and is incapable of adequate thought and foresight when it comes to handling life altering decisions.
This is why the sex change and other fagggot nonsense must be banned for anyone under 18.
Sometimes I privately wish for the collapse of society… These “administrators” would be my first target for supplies and slaves.
#19 your body your rules until we force you to get the poison shot.
A Johnson and Johnson vaccination site shut down yesterday due to, too many adverse events..
I wonder if all these adverse events will be reported in the VAERS system.
Don’t reference this story on Facefuck as it will be labelled disinformation because no truth about the poison shots can be disseminated
These fucking virtue signaling white women. Not ONE even slightly attractive- ever. Either flat faced yokozunas with sailboat arms, or waspy thin faced olive oil lesbians with fucking scarves and nose/septum/clit/penis rings. Prove me wrong.
I would expect nothing less from gutless school administrators. We need to privatize these schools and take back control form these pandering commies. I can guarantee you that if this girl had been black or an illegal alien, the empty chair would be there along with a fawning recognition.
Totally agree Pizza Man, Schools today only care about “Race” and practicing double standards.
If the unfortunate Girl had been Black, the admins would put on a big show about her and probably blame Trump (never let a traumatic event go to waste, without blaming a Republican)
Life is for the living. There is a time for remembrance, and there is a time to honor the graduates.
Suicide- the permanent solution to what is often a temporary problem.
Unbelievable!! In the meantime Jalajhia Finklea is sanctified in ghetto communities.
And the smell of her pubic hair is terrifying.