Target: David Knight, Kerville Chief of Police
Goal: Investigate and punish bullies who reportedly set a special needs boy on fire.
A special needs boy in Texas was nearly burned to death by a group of bullies he considered his friends, according to reports. These boys lured 10-year-old Kayden Culp to a field where they doused him with gasoline and lit him on fire. The boy was put on life support, has burns covering a good portion of his body, and his organs are currently failing. The alleged perpetrators were taken into custody, one of them having been charged with arson, according to a statement from the Fire Marshal.
Culp considered these boys his friends despite their repeated mocking of him. Regardless of whether or not he could understand they were bad news, he did trust them and they violated that trust with their attempted murder. Furthermore, Culp’s family believes the assault was indeed intentional–his aunt Kelly told News4 San Antonio that she heard the boys plotting to catch Culp riding his bike and take him somewhere to burn him.
The behavior of these children needs to be properly investigated, and if indeed found guilty, they must face justice. This boy was far from deserving of such cruelty, especially from those he trusted. Sign this petition to demand these boys face severe punishment for their alleged crime.
Dear Chief Knight,
A 10-year-old special needs child was reportedly nearly burned to death by three bullies. Kayden Culp suffered severe burns over a good portion of his body, his organs are failing, and he was put on life support following the assault. It is a miracle he even survived such a thing at all.
The boys have been taken into custody. Now it is up to you to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident. While the boy’s family and the authorities have reported their guilt, it is understandable that they cannot be punished to the full extent of the law until properly found guilty. Please ensure that this happens as soon as possible so that Culp and his family’s suffering and heartache will not be in vain.
[Your Name Here]
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