Juggler - You are right about LexMom -
You can't even believe this - I have been laying low here, watching all the banter about my life. The loss of my son and how it should or shouldn't impact my life and the life of my family - I can't really make any comments due to the lawsuit, but LexMom is absolutely useless when it comes to facts. I am unaware that she ever researches anything, I believe she just listens to her daughter, who at this moment I am convinced isn't paying very good attention to much of anything.
From LexMom - I feel sorry for you Mr. Volpe for more reasons than your losing a child. I hope you are teaching your other son some different lessons, because my daughter showed me pictures of him on facebook standing in front of a table of alcohol with other kids in the background. He was also was expelled from RCHS for possession on school grounds. It is time to stop playing the innocent victim, and take responsibility for the lessons and values you have taught your children. Leave Lexington out of it.
I think LexMom, between the email you sent me and this little ditty we are very close to libel and let me explain why. Derek was at a party thrown by his future employer (and she will get a copy of this) and she was serving in those cups fruit punch. I will explain to her that you are psychic and probably know differently. And as far as the incident at school was concerned, gather the facts before you engage your fingers. Derek wasn't involved in anything other than a simple error in judgment. He wasn't expelled, and he was tested for all substances by a third party, polygraphed and was completely innocent. He received ATS (alternative to suspension) which was unfair since he didn't do anything, so we removed him from school and put him a private school in Roanoke. Interestingly enough it appears that the High School broke a Federal Law, and they continue to do so. John Reynolds has invited Derek back to school and he isn't remotely intersted in going back. John is interested in resolving the issues regarding their policy problems.
Furthermore when you talk about Charles and his adrenaline problem, he was a straight "A" student, (yours?) a member of the National Honor Society (yours?), fluent in Spanish, (yours?)had over 100 hours of Community Service here (yours?) and more than 50 in the British Virgin Islands, (yours?) was an expert diver and held every Scuba Certificate including Master Diver (yours?), never was arrested, never got a ticket, never had an accident, drove a diesel jetta, (a real rocket) but it got 50 mpg which was his concern, could ski, snowboard, water-ski, sail a 50' boat and was certified by the Olympic sailing school, could handle almost any power boat up to 50', was studying for his Coast Guard license, flyfished, and always released, was a freak about conservation, being green, and making sure that the world was in tact, leaving better than the way he found it. So don't tell me that he was someone different, a junkie of any kind, because I raised my kids to be respectful, courteous, adventurous, careful, fair, helpful, ask Bill Scwenke and Patsy Clark about Charles, see what kind of answer you get. Or Dylan Fitzgerald, Anna-Lisa's son from Books and Co. I dare you to reach outside your mind and seek actual facts and see what this world really lost. You say he took chances?? He was an extremely talented athlete, and he never brought home a broken bone.
And by the way, LexMom, I don't hide from anything - this forum, you or anything else you think you can bring on. Because I don't want to see another dead kid brought out of that river, that makes me a bad person. Make that statement and you haven't looked at the facts or the research on these dams. It just shows how many ignorant people there are in the world. I care about the Back boys, I care about Mr. Smith and the thousands of people that have drowned because of these structures all around the world over the years. Do you?