posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 09:56 AM
The poster above me hit the nail on the head 100%..
I don't want to stray to far off topic, but since we are discussing the horrible columbine incident, I have a little something to contribute.
As a child who was tormented &"picked" on in school, I know what some of these "school shooters" go through.
It's odd that whenever a school shooting happens, all they talk about in the media is how it could have been prevented, the usual things brought up
are gun control, violent movies, tv shows, card games &video games, also, the parents are many times blamed because they had firearms in the house.
You see news reporters saying things like "We may never know why they chose to injure their classmates". Everyone is baffled, a few people try to
tighten gun laws up, the media is all over it, when there is usually one simple reason they commited the heinous acts they committed. They were picked
up, teased &torrmented until they were driven to comminting murder. It was the TV or the rifle. Everyone's brain is a little different, some people
are sensitive, others aren't, you have people who will stand up for themselves, and others who are timid &won't, they will get picked on daily, by
cruel children in school, and when it all comes to a head, they will react in a horrible manner.
When I was going through this in school, I hated even going, I wanted to drop out, I dreaded walking into school, and suffered from headaches &up-set
stomache from the mental stress, I hated school &they other kids so bad, when I finally graduated, It was such a wonderful relief.
People do not get this for some reason. Some young people can be pushed only so far until they snap, then when they do, everyone wonders why &blames
the gun, the dungeons &dragons game they played with there buddies. (I never played it, but I was around guns, as I did a bit of hunting). Blaming a
gun for a death is like blaming a pen for a mistake. It's all in the person controlling it.
The bottom line is, parents need to really watch for how there kids treat others, teachers need to as well...better then they do, because when I was
in highscool (6 years ago)...they didn't do anything. I also saw a lot of other kids get picked on, many until the point of crying, right in school
and begging for them to stop. Teachers didnt do anything, and if one of those kids ever flipped...and hurt someone, it would have been the kids who
tormented them, as well as the teachers fault. period. Of course, being human, thoughts crossed my mind while going to school,it's only natural when
you have people harassing you severly, that you would want to give them there own medicine back, &it was clear to me then, who's fault it would have
been, theres. But, I had self control, and a level head, and chose to ignore it as best as a could, I had some good friends who helped me through, as
well as wonderful parents. Some of these kids who kill, don't, they don't have direction. One day, they decided to go kill some kids who have
tormented them all there lives at school, &they do it. When your brain decided enough is enough, your a deadly weapon.
So again, it's not the gun, the knife, or the movies. I had many talks with my folks when I was growing up about this as well, and they agreed 100%,
having a child that wasd going through this, they saw what the problem was...
something to think about, a little perspective from someone who's been there.
[edit on 11-10-2006 by Ibelieve2006]