The Good Samaritan Essay

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“If you look at me one more time, I’m going to slam your face into this locker.” He menaced. The gangly teenager stood in his plaid jacket with disheveled hair in front of Samuel. Samuel stood in a daze, his mouth was dry; he felt powerless to Rob. Rob was conniving, always knew what to say to get away with whatever he did. While this was going on, a nice dressed administrator walked by. He glanced at Samuel, but he had errands from the principal to meet deadlines; he didn’t stop. Rob continued to threaten him; eventually they were alone in the hall. He snatched Samuel’s hand and with a flick of his wrist twisted him around until his face made a sickening thwack against the cool dull metal of the locker. Samuel was just a boy in high school. He was bright, intelligent and every bit as kind as any person should be. However, he was slightly handicapped. When he was eight years old he developed three brain tumors. He had to have multiple surgeries to remove the tumors, but they ultimately impaired his thinking and made him slower to react. But Samuel never knew a stranger and would give high fives to anyone to make their day; but he couldn’t escape Rob. And Rob’s harassing continued to culminate.
The next day Samuel was at his locker and was reaching to the shelf to grab his geometry book when a force thrust the back of his head into the shelf. “I told you to stay out of my hallway,” Rob snarled. Samuel didn’t say anything; he just wiped the blood off his lip and picked up his open book from the tiles. People that he had high-fived every day, acting as if they were his friend glanced at Samuel, stared at Rob, felt the danger for their friend, but continued to shuffle to class. After all, they didn’t want a Friday school. Samuel remained in silence, feeling vulnerable, ignored, because no one cared.
As Samuel sat in class the third day, he began to think of ways to escape from Rob...

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