Tears Ofa Tiger

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Charles Perry1

After a basketball game, four kids, Andrew Jackson, Tyrone Mills, Robert Washington and B.J. Carson, celebrate a win by going out drinking and driving. Andrew lost control of his car and crashed into a retaining wall on I-75. Andy, Tyrone, and B.J. escaped from the four-door Chevy right after the accident. Teen basketball star and Hazelwood high team captain was sitting in the passenger’s side with his feet on the dashboard. When the crash happened, his feet went through the windshield and he was unable to escape. The gas tank then exploded and burned Robbie to death while the three unharmed kids tried to save him.

Andy goes back to school and talks to his basketball coach about how he feels about Rob’s death and how his friends and family feel about the accident. In addition, they discuss Andy’s sentence because Andy keeps punishing himself for Rob’s death. Everybody at school was crying during Roberts’s memorial service. Grief Counselors from downtown come to the school to try to get the kids to share their feelings.

At the next basketball practice, Andy comes in late and the coach tells him to get ready for warm-ups. In their next game, the Hazelwood Tigers are down late in the fourth quarter. Andy makes a three pointer for the win with five seconds left in the game. After the game, the coach gives Andy Roberts position as starting center and team captain.

Charles Perry2

Andy goes to psychologist, Dr. Carrothers, to discuss his depression about Rob’s death. He does not think he needs to be there because he is fine in school and he is fine at home. Andy talks about why the accident is his fault. He realizes he needs help with his depression and wants to come back for another visit to discuss what is going on with him.

When Andy goes to visit the psychologist for a second time, they start talking about Andy’s grades. Andy’s…...

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