Stopped on the way to attacking his high school with an assault rifle, Hutchinson spent years on the wrong side of the law. This is the shocking true story of one young man's battle against bullies, drugs, guns, gangs, prostitution, the KKK and a downward spiral that was sure to plummet him into an early grave. Yet he dared to dream of rebuilding the tangled wreckage that barely resembled a life. More
Tim Hutchinson was bullied as a teen. It got to the point where he decided to gain revenge, and ultimately was stopped just blocks from my high school with an assault rifle and explosives. Had he made it that last block and a half, he would have become the biggest mass murderer in U.S. history. To say that was a turning point in life where things began to improve would not be accurate. No, it would be many years of committing various crimes before Tim eventually met his mentor; a holocaust survivor who had actually at one time lived with Adolph Hitler, and was sent to a prison camp as punishment for speaking out against Hitler. He survived and moved to America to rebuild his life where he mentored one person; Tim Hutchinson.
Through his tutelage Tim became a good citizen who now believes that evil triumphs when good men do nothing. He did not want to be among those who do nothing. In 2004 he started speaking with teens at high schools about bullying, violence, and making better choices. It's that important. Who better to hear it from than someone who had been in their shoes and knows what it feels like to be hurt and want to hurt back?
Tim Hutchinson has since been credited with preventing four school shootings and stopping over fifty teen suicides. In addition, one of his daughters is the youngest person in America to be awarded the Medal of Valor. When asked what her reason was for acting so bravely, she responded, "because my daddy always said we were supposed to love everybody, and that's what I was doing; I was just loving her!" (referring to the child she pushed out of the way of an oncoming school bus and instead allowed herself to be run over.)
Tim once thought that attacking others at his high school would have been the greatest day in life. He admits to being wrong about this. It would have only destroyed many lives and prevented him from realizing a truly wonderful life; one filled with real hope, peace and joy that he's now sharing with others. Tim's goal is to reach out and send a positive message and real hope to anyone who has experienced bullying, and especially those who might be considering another shooting like Columbine, Virginia Tech, Aurora theater, or Sandy Hook.