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    Dangerous Texas teen shuffled from jail to clinics to class, and then a teacher was stabbed to death | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Texas Regional News
     
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    how does a society cope with the uncurable? with evil? should they just be destroyed like rabid dogs?
     
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    I don't know bones, but putting sociopaths in schools with other children sure ain't the way to go. Teachers are not psychiatrists or cops. And they are entrusted with keeping other people's kids safe.

    The juvenile justice system is broken. The children's mental health system is broken. Families are broken. Dumping throwaway kids into classrooms is not the solution.
     
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    This kid should have been in an institution. Something was very badly wrong, something that at present we have no way of fixing. Such people have to be removed from society for the protection of the members of society.
     
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    Absolutely!


    Problem children should not be the burden of the public system. Parents at some point need to take responsibility for their children. Schools are not parents. Schools are not babysitters. Schools are not places to dump your children because you as a parent cant handle them.

    Regular students should not be subjected to mentally ill or violent people.
     
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    Spectacular and Tragic, capital "T" example of the system failing. Its going to take a lot of work to fix this one and chances are good that instead of fixing it people will point fingers and a few desk jockeys will be publicly flogged. But no actual policies or procedures will change.

    Crud like this is why I decided not to into teaching high school many many years ago and went on to grad school. At the college level you don't deal with stuff like this.
     
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    one assumes you're not on the faculty at virginia tech
     
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    Oops, have to remember to read the entire thread before posting.... :(
     
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    Tragic.......
     

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