Boy, 15, kills himself after ‘facing expulsion and being put on sex offender registry’ for STREAKING at high school football game

  • Christian Adamek hanged himself on  October 2 and died from his injuries two days later – a week after he streaked  at his high school football game
  • He was arrested and school district  recommended he face a court hearing
  • If convicted of indecent exposure, he’d  have gone on sex offenders list

By  Lydia Warren

PUBLISHED: 10:40 EST, 10  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 10:50 EST, 10 October 2013

A popular 15-year-old student  has committed suicide after he reportedly faced expulsion and being placed on  the sex offenders’ register simply for streaking at a high school football  game.

Christian Adamek, from Huntsville, Alabama,  hanged himself on October 2, a week after he was arrested for running naked  across the Sparkman High football field during a game.

The teenager died two days later from his  injuries and on Wednesday, friends and family gathered at a memorial service as  they struggled to comprehend the beloved student’s death.

A video of Adamek streaking during a game  against a rival team was posted on YouTube hours after the event and students  took to Twitter to call him a ‘legend’.

Loss: Christian Adamek, 15, hanged himself last week after he faced possible expulsion and criminal charges for streaking across his high school's football field during a game the week earlierLoss: Christian Adamek, 15, hanged himself last week  after he faced possible expulsion and criminal charges for streaking across his  high school’s football field during a game the week earlier

‘Sparkman’s new slogan is gonna be “Welcome  to Sparkman High School, Home of Christian Adamek”,’ one student  wrote.

But school staff did not treat the situation  so lightly.

Sparkman High Principal Michael Campbell told  WHNT a day  before the suicide attempt that the teen could face major repercussions because  of his actions.

‘There’s the legal complications,’  Campbell  said. ‘Public lewdness and court consequences  outside of school with the legal  system, as well as the school  consequences that the school system has set  up.’

Incident: Adamek, seen right, was filmed streaking across the school football field on September 27Incident: Adamek, seen right, was filmed streaking  across the school football field on September 27

In Alabama, indecent exposure is linked to  the state’s sex offender laws, meaning that he could have found himself on the  sex offenders register due to the streaking.

Campbell added that that the incident was not  just a prank and needed to be treated seriously.

Sparkman High administrators even recommended  that Adamek face a hearing in the Madison County court system to  determine if  formal charges would be filed, WHNT reported.

Adamek had also been disciplined by the  school district but the details had not been made public.

The day before the suicide attempt, the  principal had confirmed that Adamek was not at school and the teenager’s sister  suggested on Twitter that Adamek faced expulsion, AL.com reported.

Popular: After the streaking, fellow students called Adamek, pictured, a 'legend' but the school district took it far more seriously, recommending that he had a court hearing and disciplining himPopular: After the streaking, fellow students called  Adamek, pictured, a ‘legend’ but the school district took it far more seriously,  recommending that he had a court hearing and disciplining him

Missed: He is pictured with his mother, Angela, in his younger years. He also leaves behind a brother and sisterMissed: He is pictured with his mother, Angela, in his  younger years. He also leaves behind a brother and sister

Campbell declined to comment on Adamek’s  death but the Madison County school district issued a statement saying it had  ‘received word that a Sparkman High School student has passed away’.

‘Our prayers and thoughts are with the family  during this time of bereavement,’ the statement read.

The messages on Twitter have now turned from  congratulatory to somber.

‘Praying for the Adamek family. Christian was  so funny and nice. He will be missed by so many,’ one girl wrote.

The family – Adamek leaves behind his mother,  Angela, and a sister and a brother – shared photos and memories online of the  fun-loving teen, who was pictured posing and grinning at the camera.

At Wednesday’s memorial service, his Boy  Scout Troop master, David Silvernail, said Adamek was a popular teenager who  always had a smile on his face.

Questions: The principal of Sparkman High School in Harvest, Alabama has not commented on the suicideQuestions: The principal of Sparkman High School in  Harvest, Alabama has not commented on the suicide

‘There are two kinds of people in the world;  ones that brighten the room when they walk in and those that don’t,’ he  said.

‘He was one that brightened the room when he  walked in. That’s what I’ll always remember about Christian.’

His mother, Angela, thanked her son’s friends  and said they could learn from his life, AL.com reported.

‘Remember to smile, don’t be afraid to do  something goofy and remember the consequences of those actions, ask for help  when you need it, ask for help if you think your friends need it if you don’t  know what to do, be quirky, be happy, be smart,’ she said.

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257 replies

  1. “Zero Tolerance” is Complete BS! If EVER there was a time for “tolerance” it’s when kids are spreading their wings and trying on Life! This breaks my heart! Remembering all the “stupid” thing I did and LEARNED from growing up.. To much pressure
    on kids to be “perfect” when perfect is unattainable…

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  2. Crazy. People are nude in the locker room all the time and no crime is committed. Do I want to see it? No way. Some of the grossest things you’d every want to see. But it ain’t no sex crime.

    Do they know babies suck on naked breasts? Do they know that it is adults who have all the problems with nudity and kids don’t until adults give them their problems?

    Its like the bad words. Kids have no idea what is being said. Parents are the ones who get upset. And kids understand when they capable of understanding ant a second sooner. Adults just want to avoid answering questions because of their own hangups. And kids go to school where all the bad words are used all the time by other kids.

    All kids really learn is don’t talk to adults about taboo topics. And that the body is something to be ashamed of.

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  3. This is just wrong if the school would of handled this themselves this young man would still be alive. It’s because they turned a childish prank into something that it wasn’t. This young man was afraid of being labeled a sex offender. I hold the school accountable for going over board. My personal condolences to all the family and friends my heart goes out to you.

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    • Lisa, I feel the same as you do. You took the words right out of my mouth. I to offer my condolences to all the family and friends….. May God Bless you through your time of sorrow. You are in our prayers…………<3 <3 <3………….

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  4. I think the school administrators need to face expulsion from their jobs for this!!!

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    • I fhe was that fragile, he would have done this for some other reason eventually. Liberals always are so quick to make judgements before you know the facts..Why do you even call yourselves liberals? Look up the definition of the word. If you are liberal about anything except sexual attitudes, I would really like to know. There were children in that stadium..They shouldn’t be exposed to nude anyone. Basically all I have to say is bwah bwah bwah.

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      • How heartless of you to say so, Michael Rosenweig. A boy died here. Show some respect! You must be so fun at parties – or at life in general. Those “children” in that stadium likely see more explicit nudity on their television than they could have seen at a distance. How asinine of you to assume that those posting here about this issue are all “liberals”.

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      • I’m a conservative, and it is impossible for you to know what he would have done in the future. Being put on a sex-offender registry destroys any chance at a normal future, and that isn’t a secret. Punished, yes. Sex-offender when we used to all joke about that being a traditional prank? No. Using laws that are meant to identify predators like rapists and child-predators to punish streaking means that sex offender status is meaningless. I would have been P.O.’d if I’d been there with my little girl and she had to see that, but I would also hope my understanding that he was a 15 year-old idiot would have tempered my reaction to suspension, and some community service. It is a tragedy when anybody commits suicide, especially in response to depression and fear. This poor family.

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      • A 15 year old boy is dead and you drag in your cheap shot political beliefs. You have no idea how vicious and shaming courts and cops are when it comes to anything remotely related to sex. A healthy adult would be able to tell their children the streaking boy was being silly and inappropriate, nothing more! And you preach to people while sitting on your Freudian phallic cycle. Pathetic!
        For the family and loved ones of young Christian I cannot imagine how much your loss must hurt. I will remember his spirit and joy.

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        • i couldnt agree with you more there and its silly since libs are more likely to be the running through the woods naked type ..accepting of alternative lifestyles and sexualities
          i think thats just someone that makes everything into a poliyical statement..appropriate or not
          people wouldnt be so offended and repressed if this country didnt live in fear of silly lil things like nipples

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      • Are you playing with a full deck? Serious question.

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  5. For heaven’s sake! It’s not like he was whacking off in public. Our judicial system, school system and those in power have gone nuts. asshats..all of them.
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