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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
a reply to: canucks555
Always sad to hear about these things happening. I often wonder how it is that someone becomes so angry, or despondent that they must take the lives of others before themselves? If the intent is to die, why burden others with additional tragedy by killing others?
originally posted by: texasgirl
They're interviewing a kid by phone on Fox and he said the shooter was a freshman football player. He did not expect him to shoot people. He was a likeable sort of guy.
Maybe drugs or pressure to succeed caused him to go on a rampage?
originally posted by: Jomina
My mother's watching CNN and they just said that 3 are dead, but no details yet on that.
originally posted by: Destinyone
I hearing on news 3 confirmed dead, 6 injured. So sad...
originally posted by: Answer
Since several posters are theorizing about causes of these shootings and how to address them, I'll bring up a point:
There have always been "different" kids in school. The ones who keep to themselves, are socially awkward, "nerdy", etc. are always picked on and cast out by the mainstream majority. The issue is, some of these kids handle it ok by ignoring it and others bottle it up and become hate-filled. I think the difference comes from their psychological make-up and from parenting.
If they're treated poorly at school and at home, they start to feel completely hopeless. If they are not psychologically wired to get over it and move on, they'll likely lash out at some point.
I honestly think that when schools made a move toward a "there's never an excuse to fight" policy, they removed an option for kids to defend themselves, build confidence, and teach bullies a lesson. There was a time when kids settled their differences with a scuffle and moved on... often with the picked-on kid feeling much better about himself and the bully was taken down a peg. Now, there's nothing to stop the bullies from putting the screws to a kid until he is a hate-filled psychotic mess.
There is a big push in schools to fight bullying but it hasn't worked and won't work. Remove the zero-tolerance policy on fighting and only punish the kids who are truly responsible.
One dead, being the shooter, as per FoxNews.