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Courtni attends Connecticut's Life Learning Academy, a 60-pupil vocational school that prides itself on being able to help students who have not been able to settle at other establishments.
Exactly. This isn't a threat. This is a cry for help from a kid that's being bullied and severely mistreated.
People wonder why we have issues with kids snapping. It's crap like this. Instead of getting the kid the kind of help with the issue that she clearly needs, they effectively labeled a serial killer.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
"Feelings are not right or wrong, they just are."
Of course, as an adult, I know that's not technically true.
There are lines beyond the sea of gray that almost all feelings fall into. The intent of saying it and basing policy on that concept was simply to avoid pushing kids to turn feelings inward and to dark places ...if those are the feelings involved. Far better, I believe the logic went, that a child or teen express them in the open where they can be discussed if need be.
This was an awfully loud message to kids today. Feelings DO have a very hard right/wrong definition and woe be the child who doesn't understand not only that fact but where the lines are.
Great catch on the story.
Oddly I've learnt the opposite. I've learnt it's the one truth that sets you free. Feelings are not right or wrong. How you react to them, how you engage with them.. that is what is seen as right or wrong.
It's not new that society caters to the well to do and otherwise stable people, and lets the chaff fall to the side to be ignored and forgotten. It's not new at all. It's been happening since kings sat on thrones eating entire pigs while peasants scraped beans out of mud.
I dunno, madness and genius are often considered the same... it's only when violence and death is included that people get involved.
If you fall into the "I must not have bad feelings and I must only ever have good feelings" trap, then you're doomed to suffer... Feelings are neither good or bad.. how you react to them, can be.
Originally posted by smyleegrl
Sometimes, I lose hope in our world.