Discussion in 'Current Events' started by fuzzykitten99, Sep 29, 2006.
more at link: http://www.startribune.com/462/story/710040.html
What the hell is with this string of school violence lately?
Allow teachers and/or principals to pack weapons, instead of making schools "gun-free zones," and I bet you'll see it go away.
The Brady bunch are dancing in the street.
i am surprised they don't, considering this place is in the middle of nowhere in WI...the city is about 20-30 minutes from the Dells, and about 3.5-4 hours from the Cities.
the article says the shooter was a freshman kid who had few friends, and was known for 'joking' around about bringing things to school and hurting others. I know rural residents can be a bit naive, but come on, they don't live on another planet-they had to know about other shootings by students around the country. They had to know from seeing this on TV and int he paper, that kids like this almost always sound like they are joking, but there is a part of what they are saying that would be considered intent or pre-meditation.
The kid obviously was in need of help, but no one saw the signs? No one thought-hey this kid might not be fully joking.
Part of me wonders why he targeted the principal. The article says everyone loved him, he was a good guy, listened to students, etc., but what if he wasn't? Maybe he's not as innocent as he was thought to be? With that few of kids in a school of K-12 grades, you would think he would know each of the kids at least somewhat. How was this freshman kid missed or how did he fall through the cracks?
I graduated with 895 students, total school population was appx 3600, class size averaged 35-45 depending on subject. Yet the most we had was fistfights between students, and that was very rare. The kids who seemed like they needed help for anything were noticed by the teachers. They observed each kids' behavior regularly. With that many kids in the school, you have to, to make sure everything stays level.
The principal died. The kid is charged with homocide 1. He had been expelled, guess his parents must have gotten mad or something.
Wow. That's really terrible. There was on in Montreal about 2 wks ago also.
This world is becoming violent, the reason the Lord brought on the flood is because of the violence of the world.
The problem with your argument is which ones do you take seriously? Make an accusation and they just put on a smiley-face and say they were just playing. Look at the reactions on this very board when we feel a school has gone paranoid Nazi on some student.
I vaguely recall a grade-school version of "Joy to the World" (the Christmas song, not the 3Dog Night one!) that included burning down the school and hanging he principal by the flagpole lanyard. The thought of actually doing it never entered our minds. It was just a mean-spirited spoof.
I just think it's a LOT harder to tel who is and who is not unhinged before-the-fact.
a Christmas song parody is different than saying outright that they would bring stuff to hurt people. The kids that have done this type of thing had at least one thing in common - they're loners or have a few friends, have negative behavior in the past -these 3 should be a red flag. If the kid had done stuff in the past that got him in trouble, and was saying this stuff, maybe intervention actions are needed.
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