The Press Herald horribly skewed the story of Jamie Roux and the 9/11 ceremony at Freeport. One would think that more harm was done on Sept. 11, 2015, by a ceremony being interrupted by a 29-year-old young man than on Sept. 11, 2001, by a 15-year-old boy losing his father during the horrific attacks.

Jamie Roux, who was my student at Freeport High School, was a hardworking, sensitive and creative young man and a delight to have in class. Jamie spent summers with the international organization Volunteers for Peace working with needy children overseas.

This same Jamie was portrayed as a thug and a lunatic in a front-page article that included a cheap-shot reference that had nothing to do with this incident.

Jamie Roux suffered a grievous loss on 9/11 of a painful magnitude that the rest of us can only imagine and hopefully will never know. The compassion that should be shown to Jamie was utterly sacrificed in service to framing this incident as headline-grabbing news.

As a subscriber to your paper, I expect a higher standard of news reporting than what was demonstrated in the telling of this story. What a shameful way to treat a local victim of the most grievous event in modern American history.

Diane Whitmore

Portland