To: fredhead; Doogle; AppyPappy
Komertz said the alleged shooter was known as an outcast who had apparently been bullied.
I, too was an outcast, not because I wanted to be, but because of my small size and a nasty rumor spread about me in junior high. I was bullied relentlessly throughout high school until about one month before graduation.
Who wasn't picked on when they were in school? Bullying and being picked on is a part of life for A LOT of middle school and high school kids but there aren't 1000's of shootings per year.
In my opinion it's the home life that builds these types of responses. If the boy had a stable and proper home life the 'picking-on' or 'bullying' that happened at school wouldn't have mattered as much because he and his parents would've been able to deal with it properly. Obviously the school admin never deals with it properly.
Kids will be kids but the one thing that has changed is that society has created a mass percentage of worthless non-families (single-parents, never home, never involved in their kids lives, no religion, rather be kids best friend instead of parent, etc, etc).
posted on 02/27/2012 12:06:16 PM PST
(Freerepublic is a great site for conservative news, if you can stomach the cop hating.)
A. Being bullied when young is not a natural part of human life. If it happens among young people, adults should step in and teach both sides how to behave.
B. The target might not tell anyone. This can’t be controlled because even if you tell a teen they can come to you with everything, they don’t always want to.
I agree that not having close parents or a whole family is a problem. Though there can be an intact family with two losers as parents too.
posted on 02/27/2012 12:45:15 PM PST
(Rick Santorum for People's Representative)
Yes everyone probably experiences bully at some point of their school life. But there are always a few who are tormented every day of their lives.
I don’t know if this kid was, but I remember kids in High School how were subjected to a daily level of cruelty that had to be life altering.
posted on 02/27/2012 12:46:39 PM PST
(...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
In my opinion it's the home life that builds these types of responses
I think it's another perverted consequence of PC diplomacy.
In schools now kids will get suspended even if they are just trying to defend themselves.
For example, if a kid tried to block a punch he'd get suspended as well as the punch thrower.
I actually had to tell my own kids that if someone punches them finish the fight because you're going to get suspended anyway. They wouldn't get in trouble from me for defending themselves.
Back in the day kids would often settle things with a fight then become friends after that.
That stress reliever doesn't exist anymore.
Administrators just suspend the combatants without trying to assess the background information.
posted on 02/27/2012 1:07:08 PM PST
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