I asked them why they would join, and they gave me an earful.I even had a student warn: “You should stop asking so many questions.” But I didn’t. I witnessed an incident involving some teens from another school, and I reported them.
Ty Johnson actually came to me while I was on the subway one afternoon, daydreaming.
I could see a scene in which a student was talking back to a dean who was telling him that he would never amount to anything.
I couldn’t believe that these smart, charismatic guys were involved in such a dangerous business.
After some hard listening, I was able to understand why they made the choices they did.
The teens then followed me to the subway station, surrounded me, threw garbage at me and cursed at me.