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

  1. This is absolutely and positively the saddest story ever. Streaking is part of sports and I am proud of the kid for having the balls to do it. In my day, not only would the kid be a legend but he would probably only get suspended for a few days. What is this world coming to where a kid can’t streak at a sporting event? I mean really, who is it hurting?? It’s a shame.

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  2. Absolutely shameful. The school district should be held accountable for taking such extreme action against a teenage prank. Those who started the proceedings should be terminated immediately.

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  3. Shame on the school and society for allowing shit like this to go this far!!!! there was a day when streaking was punishable by a fine and maybe a night in jail, now it ends some poor kid on a sex offender list?! you people sicken me!!!! people end up on sex offender lists for getting caught pissing near schools at 1 am when no one is around. The polically correct ,intolerant morons of this country need to be done away with and they sure as hell should not be teaching our kids.

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  4. The sex offender list and laws have been abused for quite some time now. It was originally intended to combat Child molesters and rapist. Now they are using it to punish teenagers for innocent practical jokes, Teenagers for having sex with each other. Other minors for “Playing Doctor”. Grown Consenting adults for prostitution charges and the list goes on. Our society as a whole has lost its mind. Its either Moralist running rampant trying to rob us of liberty and life or Amoralist trying to justify taking away our liberty and killing people enmasse for Environmental reasons. Someone needs to add sanity to our world as a whole. If not we may all be screwed.

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