Officials search for teenager in Loudon County

Oct 27, 2012 Full story: WATE-TV Knoxville 42

Loudon County officials are in the process of searching for a 16-year-old boy in the area of Muddy Creek Road.

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Robin

Lenoir City, TN

#1 Oct 27, 2012
Keeping this family in our thoughts during this most difficult time.
Chickens on the run

Knoxville, TN

#2 Oct 28, 2012
Robin wrote:
Keeping this family in our thoughts during this most difficult time.
If this kid was being picked on, I think the kids names should be posted on this site that was bulling this boy..
Colt Jones Father

Knoxville, TN

#5 Oct 28, 2012
I would like to give my sincere thanks to the volunteers that helped search for my son. It wouldn't be fair to post the names I remember because I would leave out so many dedicated people. Numerous Fire Departments, Rescue Squads, Police, and private volunteers converged to help me find my only son. I never heard any griping. I heard professionals working at the highest level. I saw the concern. I felt the solidarity. You are ALL HEROES that are beyond parallel. I know many of you are saddened that I was the first to find my son's body. It was the most horrific sight I could have imagined but....I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. It is a father's duty to protect his children even in death. It was my last act of protection for my son. I love you so much Colt.
Sissy

Knoxville, TN

#6 Oct 28, 2012
This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with this family!
Barbara

United States

#7 Oct 28, 2012
Chickens on the run wrote:
<quoted text> If this kid was being picked on, I think the kids names should be posted on this site that was bulling this boy..
I agree, they should be acknowledged. This has got to stop. Parents should set good example.
Caring

Knoxville, TN

#8 Oct 28, 2012
Sincere sympathy and prayers to Colt's friends and family. This is a tragedy that happens much too often.
Colt Jones Father

Knoxville, TN

#9 Oct 28, 2012
He is in a place where he won't be bullied anymore. His mother and I will attend the memorial at the High School courtyard tomorrow morning. I appreciate whoever set up his facebook page (R.I.P. Colt Jones). We really appreciate the support given by the local community. If you are a parent, go hug your child NOW and tell them you love them. You may not get that chance tomorrow. We are devastated.
Heartbroken

Lenoir City, TN

#10 Oct 28, 2012
Beginning in Kindergarten, teachers teach children to be kind to one another. If a child bullies, it is learned at home or from other children who come from homes that foster bullying by providing an atmosphere of intolerance. Parents should teach their children to respect differences. If Colt's death is the result of bullying, shame on the parents of those who bullied him, for that is where the blame lies.
Ann

Knoxville, TN

#11 Oct 28, 2012
My son was bullied and harrassed in school. Nothing I did helped until in a meeting with the principle and guidance counselor, I threatened to contact the ACLU as my son was entitled to an education without harrassment. That after noon the teacher addressed this issue in class and the next day an assembly was held and the matter discussed with the entire student body.

My heart aches for the torment this young man endured and for his parents. May God comfort you in knowing your precious son is at peace.
PRAYING for YOU

United States

#12 Oct 28, 2012
Mr. Jones, I can't comprehend the pain you must be feeling or the void in your heart, but I want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers. I didn't have the honor of knowing Colt, but I do know the love a parent has for their child. My heart breaks for you. I pray for strength for you all, and may you feel His warm embrace engulf you!
Sickening

Knoxville, TN

#13 Oct 28, 2012
I feel for your family. I went to high school around here and dealt with the same things. I contemplated suicide at one time. This young man was not alone. Words can not explain how much this issue angers me. The young man is at peace.
John Houston

Knoxville, TN

#14 Oct 28, 2012
Mr Jones, The fact that you would take a few moments from your grief to thank the people who searched for Colt says a lot about Colt's family. I was very small in High School and the bullies tried to use me to make people think they were tough. I would like to meet some of them now. It's terrible to think of the torment Colt's mind went through. Just another reason to have school resource officers. Would it have made a difference if Colt had of had an officer to talk to? I think so.GOD bless you and your family. There are no bullies in Colt's new home.
Colt Jones Father

Knoxville, TN

#15 Oct 29, 2012
Thank you for your kind words of support. I'm afraid Colt felt he could not trust adults. His mother repeatedly would meet with the school and tell Colt to report the bullies but he became disillusioned. He repeatedly stated adults "lied". "They would not do what they said they would do". I think school officials tried. I just think the level and pervasiveness of the taunting and teasing were beyond what they could recognize/deal with.
Local

Knoxville, TN

#17 Oct 29, 2012
I grew up here and had to fight the bullies as we call them now. It was just the way it was. I think too many times we use the bullying excuse not to say I have a problem with my child. Teaching or kids right from wrong, keeping them in church, and telling them to stand up for what is right. Makes better people. I do feel for his parents. I know this must be really hard for them.
No Excuses for Bullying

Knoxville, TN

#20 Oct 29, 2012
School Security officers working with teachers and especially Guidance Counselors and even parents. Nothing more important than teaching our kids to respect others and responsible adults making certain that happens.
There is no excuse for bullying continuing to this point. No excuses for the adults in charge!
Local

Knoxville, TN

#21 Oct 30, 2012
No Excuses for Bullying wrote:
School Security officers working with teachers and especially Guidance Counselors and even parents. Nothing more important than teaching our kids to respect others and responsible adults making certain that happens.
There is no excuse for bullying continuing to this point. No excuses for the adults in charge!
Kids are going to fight. The one who do fight don't get bullied.
Who Let The Dawgs Out

Manchester, TN

#22 Oct 30, 2012
Sorry for your loss.
Tiger woods

Knoxville, TN

#23 Oct 30, 2012
Where a lot of people miss the issue is thinking bullying just means fighting or physically taking advantage of a smaller or weaker person. Lots of time that has nothing to do with it. Bullying comes in lots of forms. Telling someone they don't fit in or laughing at them because they are different or have different standards. Lots of teachers are not equipped with the knowledge or skills to intervene . People in leader ship positions need training lots of training to put a stop to this on growing problem. My prayers are with Mr. Jones and all the family.
Caring

Knoxville, TN

#24 Oct 30, 2012
I've always known that bullying includes exclusion, making fun, teasing, etc. I thought everyone knew bullying is a form of intimidation that comes in many forms.
I would think that most adults, especially who have made educating children their vocation, know enough about children and human nature and how to teach right from wrong to deal with bullying.
If a child is expressing uncontrolled anger and has issues greater than just a lack of self-esteem (that causes him/her to need make others feel insignificant or of little or no value to feel better about himself), then that child needs the kind of professional help you are referring to.
The School Board, the teachers, and the parents need to come together to discuss this problem and find solutions within the schools and in the homes.
Bullies who can't be taught to respect the dignity of others needs to be in a reform school or expelled.
Why isn't there a NO TOLERANCE policy for bullying in our school system?
Caring

Knoxville, TN

#25 Oct 30, 2012
What is the point of saying some pious prayer before a school event or board meeting if we are turning our backs on young people who are being tormented while in our care?
Colt was right. Adults do lie. Let's hope the bullying that isn't being addressed is not because of who the bully's parents are!
It's Lenoir City after all! Just sayin'!

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