Three Kentucky Teens Arrested For Allegedly Beating Lesbian High School Student and Trying to Throw Her Off a Cliff

In what could be a female version of the Matthew Shepard case, three high school girls from Kentucky are accused of beating a friend and trying to throw her off a cliff because she is a lesbian. Corinne Schwab and Ashley Sams, both 18, and an unnamed 17-year-old girl have been arrested in the case.

The girls have been friends for years, but that did not allegedly stop them from lying to the victim about taking her to a job interview and then trying to throw her off Flat Lick Falls. The victim was reportedly able to record the attack on her cellphone and escaped by grabbing a nearby stick. They girls then allegedly caught up with her and forced her back in the car. She was let go after promising not to tell anyone.

UPDATE: Police are not saying that they do not see evidence of a hate crime, here.

The teens reportedly insisted it was just a prank but state police believed otherwise and have charged Schwab and Sams with kidnapping and criminal attempt to commit murder.

The alleged attacked occurred on a National Day of Silence for those who are gay.

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48 thoughts on “Three Kentucky Teens Arrested For Allegedly Beating Lesbian High School Student and Trying to Throw Her Off a Cliff”

  1. “Otherwise, we’d be omniscient”

    how do you know we wont figure it all out at some point? To a primitive culture we are omniscient. Heck to Charles Darwin we are omniscient. In Origin of Species he was making speculations about DNA, he didn’t even know what to call it but you can tell in his writing that he knew it was there. That was his “uncertainty”.

    We may never have total knowledge because there will always be something else to learn, so how does that mean there is uncertainty? Just because man may never be able to attain total knowledge doesn’t mean the universe is uncertain. It means that man isn’t quite there yet. As I said above if there is uncertainty then you cannot have knowledge because you would never be certain of what you do know. If you are never certain of what you know, you may as well be a potted plant.

  2. Byron,

    I know there is uncertainty built into the universe at a quantum level because of the works of Werner Heisenberg and Neils Bohr.

    I know knowledge is imperfectable on a universal scale because of the work of Kurt Gödel.

    We as a species can have total partial knowledge of the universe at best. We can make predictions based on that imperfect knowledge, but the unknown will always rear its head. Otherwise, we’d be omniscient.

    Science. It’s not just for breakfast anymore.

  3. It was a joke making fun of Tootie. She didnt get it either. Oh well I guess comedy is not my strong suit.

    But if uncertainty is the rule then nothing is knowable and all that we have learned is an illusion, which it isnt. So there is certainty in the universe or we would have no knowledge. Since we have knowledge there cannot be uncertainty. If there is uncertainty then our level of knowledge is not sufficient to understand what is happening.

    As far as quantum physics/mechanics goes we just havent figured it out yet. So how do you know there is uncertainty? You dont because we havent figured it out yet. there may appear to be uncertainty but until you are certain you dont know if uncertainty is part of the system or part of your observations.

  4. No, I’ll have to say I think mespo said exactly what he meant.

    The only certainty is uncertainty. It’s built in to the universe at a quantum level and partially a function of time. Change is the only constant in the universe because entropy increases over time. As time is an integral component of spacetime, good luck trying to eliminate uncertainty.

    I won’t even go into the quantum mechanics. It’ll just make your head hurt.

  5. Does anyone still wonder if Lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning are bullied in schools?

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