Originally Posted by southparkcpa
Interesting and articulate. I was chatting in the office today about bullying. In the 9th grade I had a LOT of acne and was picked on. Started lifting weights and one day I clocked a guy straight up. I just hit a tipping point and unloaded on him with NO warning.
Guns never crossed my mind. Didnt know anyone who had any and wouldn't know how to use them. That said..a different kid, pushed a little harder than I was, growing up in a hunting family who taught him how to shoot etc...
Point is...the addressing of bullying is a pretty good step by our schools.
Every school should put a "totalled car" in front of the entrance saying THIS is texting and driving. Kidding but you get the idea.
As another aside I was at Sylvan Learning Center with my 10 year old on Saturday morning. She was in taking a test while I was in the lobby reading. A young girl, maybe 14 or 15 with her little brother about 10 were in the lobby too. The 2 were talking. The boy was going on about some "fat girl" in school and the sister put the kid right in his place. Went on about that she probably eats to much because she is always picked on and that makes her feel better and that he shouldn't pick on her. There was another similar thing the girl corrected the boy about. I was very impressed that the girl was smart and articulate in the way she was teaching her brother.
From the way I understand it Adam Lanza on the other hand was a deeply troubled kid being raised by a mother who had her own issues. I read an article earlier based on statements of "an unnamed friend that the mother felt she was losing her son a month ago. She was right but didn't seem to realize how much. The father was giving a lot of money but I haven't read much on if he was involved with his kids other than financially.
There were so many factors that led to this tragedy that trying to blame 1 is ludicrous. It was many;Parenting, easy access to guns, possibly bullying in school, mental disease, inappropriate schooling, etc.