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, 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, 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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    1. No, call the feminists, they are the reasons why things like this are a sex crime! They have taken this way too far!


  1. I sure hope all the law enforcement and school officials are happy with themselves, wow, do you even remember being young and doing goofy crap? You killed an innocent young man and tore a family apart because all of you persons of authority are essentially, Idiots and really crossed the line. I hope they get even with you, somehow, someway.


    1. Ummm…no. The only person who killed anyone was the kid. He killed himself. The principal didn’t do anything except enforce the rules. The authority didn’t do anything except their job! Doing their job is not crossing a line! Doing their job is not idiocy. He wasn’t expelled, he wasn’t registered as a sex offender, it was possible though! If you do something stupid then you had better be ready to face the consequences. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sad that he is dead…but it’s on him. Not the school, and not the police.


      1. Punishments should fit the crime, and when the possible punishment for a PRANK goes beyond reasonable, it IS on the “authority” and the principal needs to work on getting the rules of behavior into the proper catergory. Society in general needs to get over being so ridiculous about every single incident and concentrate on being human again. Humans make mistakes and do stupid things – and those stupid things are not always a CRIME. Punish the stupidity of the act – but treat the act for what it is. Not one of those “authority” figures would ever threaten their own child with such harsh punishment for a stupid act, so why is it ok to scare this child with a punishment that would scar him for life????


      2. So you would never repeal or change a law regardless of how ridiculous it proves itself to be? The police and the school board all had the option to use common sense and they failed to do so. They ARE all culpable.

        Streaking is most definitely not lewd. It is a prank. To call it indecent exposure makes the idea of any real indecent exposure (were the intention is for sexual gratification) less serious.

        The people who called streaking indecent exposure crossed the line, the school board who chose to ask for a court hearing crossed the line.


      3. WOW, you complacent little lamb. The problem here is the laws are out of control. We as American do not have to obey laws that are out of control and irrational and have a right to fight for redress through civil disobedience. I’m ashamed to call you a countrymen.


  2. The word travesty has been well used in this story. I’m 46 years old and a mature responsible adult. I thought it was funny. Never thought this kid had any ill intentions just pure entertainment. From the sound of it, those in public service need a crash course in appropriate discipline vs “make an example out of you” punishment. Sex offender registry? Really? How many of those decision makers want to take back what they did and ask for a do over? It’s too late. Christian doesn’t get to have a do over. Shame on you.


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