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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
Though I dont condone arresting a child, but this kid has some serious issues! Regardless of ADD or not, if he is drawing " teacher must die " on a piece of paper, thats the making of a " Michael Myers ".
Dumb and dumber has a scene where he shoots the boyfriend several times with a handgun...
Originally posted by windword
For gosh sake! With all the violent TV programming and video games, even I, at 56, still imagine shooting people who piss me off! Always have, never acted on it. Good thing there aren't "thought police", yet, just "art police"
This is such an overreaction!
As for "music sucks" for all we know, his teachers weren't like "Jack Black" in "The School of Rock." They may have actually been having the kids listen to Bach, or something the teacher liked but the student didn't.
There'll always be things that happen that we'll wish we had prevented. Always.
Originally posted by Michelle129th
I will be the first to admit that I too as a child had horrible thoughts about people when they ticked me off (I sucked at drawing so never put it to paper lol), but I also didn't have a diagnosed psychological condition nor was I seeing a psychiatrist. And, like many of you, I too have turned into a pretty good human being! I just can't shake the thought of this kid having these feelings...enough to put them down on paper...just getting really pissed off one day and making good on his thoughts. We see it much too often, and blowing this off could be one of those "in hindsight we should've seen this coming...." moments. It also could, as most of you are saying could just be a kid expressing himself. Who knows....none of us do because we're not inside his head.
How much of it is just kids seeing this stuff on news channels or hearing people talk about it and fantasizing aobut it? Granted, it's creepy that a kid is imagining killing you, but... I've never imagined killing anyone in my life. I've tried to kill people in my dreams but I was in a war and in other dreams I was just trying to protect myself from a monster or murderer. They say if you get angry to get a punching bag. Is that bad? Does that mean that after using it too much when you get mad at someone you'll want to punch them? I don't want to over think this. I cant help but think that that is exactly what's going on. People want to prevent school shootings so we get a lot of false reports and paranoia and wasted public dollars and kids who's lives are forever damaged needlessly. How many of them were just fantasizing and will live the rest of their lives ashamed and feeling misunderstood. I don't think most people here realize what it's like to live a life like that. To too many people it's just a distant thought, not reality. The consequences of this won't be felt by most of us.
Originally posted by franspeakfree
reply to post by SamTGonzalez
The problem is, either he is arrested and socially conditioned or he is allowed to express himself and then grows in to a killing machine at school in his later days. The authorites cannot win, they are damned if they do and damned if they don't. ATS is an unfair playground sometimes.
I say throw the book at him and put him a rehibilitation centre for 'disturbed' children. When I was his age I was drawing a big sun in the top right of the paper and a little house below with a pond. Not, I repeat not holding a gun threatening to kill teachers!!!