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A law-enforcement source said authorities believe Chism attacked Ritzer with a box cutter. The source said the boy was seen on school security video pushing a large recycling bin, which authorities believe he used to take her body outside.
Chism was charged with Ritzer’s murder after investigators interviewed him and reviewed surveillance video from the school.
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Police found Ritzer’s body near the school, where they went to look for her after family reported her missing at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday. Cops found blood in a second-floor bathroom inside the school.
On a serious note….what the hell is going on in our society today? Where did we as a society FAIL at parenting? Why are there so many kids killing at school these days? What a society of cowards we’re becoming. This isn’t about GUNS or BOX CUTTERS….it’s about the decay of society and the decline of our values as a people. Shame on us for not doing more, and shame on us for letting our government use tragedies to further control us (though not in this case…why is that?)
This isn’t about GUNS or BOX CUTTERS….it’s about the decay of society and the decline of our values as a people.
edit on 24-10-2013 by seabag because: (no reason given)
Wow! So you have a backstage pass to this horror show. I feel for you. I feel even worse for my children who have to try to thrive in this new environment. Fortunately for them they have 2 good parents to guide them through the jungle.
I see it on a daily basis. Especially being a School Resource Officer at a high school. The way the kids act today has tremondously changed in a negative way.
It seems the value of life isn't what it used to be. Inviting someone "to the tree line" is a lot more dangerous than it once was.
Twelve years ago when I was in high school (the same school I work at now) if we were pissed at a teacher we talked bad about them behind their back. We didn't murder them. If we were pissed off at another student we fought them one on one and usually became friends after. We didn't bring a gun to school and shoot them.
We’ve got kids killing themselves and others over bullying…
The Drugging of Our Children
...As the Washington Times Insight Magazine reports, “the common link in the high school shootings may be psychotropic drugs like Ritalin and Prozac.” For example, in 1998, 14-year-old Kip Kinkle killed his parents and then went on a shooting spree at his Springfield, Oregon, high school, killing two and injuring 22. He was being treated with Ritalin and Prozac. Then there was the15-year-old taking Ritalin who in 1999 wounded six classmates in Heritage High School in Georgia, and the 18-year-old who raped and murdered a 7-year-old girl in 1997, one week after starting to take Dexedrine. One can’t help but ask whether psychotropic drugs are dangerous not just to those taking them, but also, in some cases, to “innocent bystanders.”...
Violence in Schools? It's the Prozac and Ritalin Stupid! . Edited by: William Wong ND, Ph.D
Please read these three pieces on exactly why we are having a level of violence in our schools and colleges that is unprecedented; and guess what? It’s not due to guns, it’s not due to music, it’s not even due to video games - it’s the Prozac and the SSRI family of drugs coupled with the amphetamine Ritalin. Look at the statistics, read the names of which student was taking what drug during their attack of mania and decide to clean these snakes out of our kids lives!
From the great Dr. Larry Wilson:
WHY KIDS KILL? PROZAC AND ALTERNATIVES
by Lawrence Wilson, MD
Causes for childhood depression, anxiety and attention deficit range from nutritional imbalances and chemical exposure to home and school problems. Instead of addressing causes, many doctors and psychologists treat the symptoms with powerful medications. Today, almost nine million children, or almost one out of every five children, take psychoactive drugs for their behavior disorders, many of which are questionable diagnoses....
Below is a press release from Yale University about a study that found short-term low-dose amphetamine use in primates caused possibly permanent cognitive impairment. Researcher Stacy Castner concluded: "It may be the case that even a brief period of low-dose amphetamine abuse in early adolescence or early adulthood can produce profound cognitive deficits that may persist for a couple of years or more after amphetamine use has ended."
We've already seen that therapeutic doses of Ritlin can induce an information-processing dysfunction in human subjects that is also a classic symptom of schizophrenic psychopathology (www.erols.com...
also see: users.erols.com...).
Attesting to the brain-impairing power of Ritalin, it's also been shown that Ritalin "induces a psychopathology that seems to mimic schizophrenic psychosis more closely than that induced by amphetamines and coc aine" (Journal of Pharmacology and Experiment Therapeutics, 1993 267(1))....
...Failure to report more specific findings when they are available can distort patterns in ADHD care. The Jensen et al. (1999) sample involved individuals between 9 and 17 years of age. By excluding a large proportion of children in the age group (i.e., ages 6 to 9) most affected by and/or treated for the disorder (Cohen et al., 1993; Safer & Zito, 1999; Safer et al., 1996; Scahill & Schwab-Stone, 2000), the study may have yielded an artificially low rate of ADHD...
...Findings from this study were consistent between two racially, economically, and socially diverse school districts. In both school districts, the rate of ADHD medication use was highest among white males and lowest among black females; 17% of white males and 3% of black females received ADHD medication in school...
To address the underestimation of ADHD diagnosis and treatment that is inherent in exclusive reliance on school-based records, LeFever and colleagues examined the rate of ADHD diagnosis and treatment among children by means of parental report (LeFever et al., 2002). In the same Virginia region previously studied, parents of children enrolled in three elementary schools that comprise a representative sample of the entire school district's elementary population were asked to complete a school health survey that focused on ADHD and asthma. Parental report of school-based administration of ADHD medication (9%) was consistent with objective assessment of the same (8% to 10%). However, nearly twice as many students had been diagnosed with ADHD compared with the number medicated in school. Among elementary students, 17% of all students and 33% of white boys had been diagnosed with ADHD and the vast majority had been medicated for this condition at some time during the 1997-98 school year. At the time of the survey, which spanned the summer months (when drug therapy is sometimes temporarily discontinued), 12% of all elementary students were medicated for ADHD (LeFever et al., 2002). Ninety percent of all identified cases had been medicated for the disorder at some point and the majority had been treated for over two years. These findings suggest that as of 1998, school-based studies of ADHD prevalence captured approximately half of the cases treated in the community....
It can be horror show at times but I think it is the best job in policing. It is the job that relates most to the community policing methods of past generations. I use my personal beliefs of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to try and educate the students.