Shepherd Hill Student Forced To Miss Last Day Of School


Shepherd Hill Regional High School

It was a memorable last day of school at Shepherd Hill Regional High School for 16 year old Cosmo Casamassa, but not in a good way.

He didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye to his teachers or friends before the Summer.

School administrators forced the student with Asperger Syndrome to stay at home on Thursday June 21, according to WBZ-TV.

Bullies at the school have reportedly been calling him “school shooter” because they think he is “kind of weird.”

Asperger syndrome is considered to be on the “high functioning” end of the autism spectrum.  Children and adults with it often have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests or repetitive behaviors.

THE LAKE 940 has learned a note to parents went home Wednesday night saying in part, “in the culture we live in now, even just a mention of this type of thing can be upsetting.”

Casamassa told the television station that he does not even own any firearms, and understands that school violence is an issue these days, but so is bullying, and making him stay home only made him feel worse.

Thursday was also the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District Superintendent Gregg Desto’s last day of school.  He has accepted another job as principal of Auburn Middle School.  In a message on Twitter he posted a thank you to his staff and students for “another successful year.”