St. Andrew's Foster Institution for Lost Youth-Counseling Interview Transcript

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St. Andrew's Foster Institution for Lost Youth-Counseling Interview Transcript

Date: UNKNOWN

Time: UNKNOWN

Student: Joey [REDACTED][1]

Age: 16

Q: Can you tell me what happened last night.

A: I don't want to talk about it.

Q: Jonathan said that you tried to kill him.

A: I don't want to talk about it.

Q: He's in the infirmary right now. Did you stab him with a pen?

A: Yeah, and I'd do it again.

Q: Why? What did Jonathan do?

A: I want a new roommate.

Q: We've already made arrangements for you two to be separated. This is very uncharacteristic for you, Joey. Why did you do it?

A: I don't think I can explain. It was the right thing to do.

Q: Why do you say that?

A: He gets me to do things.

Q: What kind of things?

A: Bad stuff. Stuff I know I shouldn't do, but he makes me do them.

Q: Does he force you?

A: No, but when he tells me to do something, I feel like I have to do it.

Q: What kind of things does he make you do?

A: Do you remember when Danny got sick?

Q: Yes. We found out he ate a razor blade.

A: I know. I put it in his cereal. Jonathan told me to do it, so I did it. I didn't want to.

Q: Did Jonathan threaten you?

A: No. He just said I should do it because it would be funny, so I just kind of did it.

Q: Danny had to have a very serious operation to get it removed.

A: I know. I felt really bad, I swear, but I was afraid that if I told anyone what happened, I would get kicked out of here and have to be homeless.

Q: Is that all Jonathan told you to do?

A: No. There was also Jennifer.

Q: What did you do to Jennifer?

A: I didn't want to, but he told me to and I just did it. I didn't want to.

Q: What did you do?

A: I didn't want to.

Q: Joey, what did you do?

A: I told her to kill herself.

Q: I see. Jonathan told you to do this?

A: Yes.

Q: Did he say why?

A: [Shakes head]

Q: When was this?

A: The day before she...

Q: Is there anything else he told you to do?

A: [Nods head]

Q: Do you think you have to do what Jonathan says?

A: No, I know I don't have to, but I do it anyway.

Q: Why?

A: I don't know. I think if I don't do what he tells me something bad might happen to me.

Q: Like what?

A: He might tell someone else to do something to me.

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