reply to post by starviego
Not necessarily. There are plenty of incidences of violence against teachers and administrators. All you have to do is google them. The boy that
raped and killed his math teacher...do you think a talk or lecture from the principal would have straightened that kid out? Kids today have so much
more access to things than we did when we were in school. Back then, you could get paddled. Kids would have a fight and shake hands and move on.
I think a huge part is that these wimpy whiny parents who think their kids can do no wrong, and little junior does not deserve punishment for his
wrongdoings It's always someone else's fault. Parents such as Nancy Lanza are too afraid to face the fact that their kid has a problem. She enabled
him instead of helping him, as he was obviously mentally ill. She was too afraid of him. Too afraid to ask for help. Too afraid to commit him
somewhere. The woman obviously wasn't poor, getting $6000.00 a month in alimony. People are to ashamed to admit there is a mental illness or ashamed
to admit a child has problems.
Back when I was in high school in a rural area, guys carried rifles in gun racks in the back of their trucks and NO ONE would have ever even
entertained the thought of shooting someone.
You are just obviously anti-law enforcement. I have had doctors ask about guns in the home. NONE of their business either. And yes, on occasion
kids have been arrested at school, for things like having a weapon, knives, etc and even illegal drugs. The few cases of things like that being found
here locally is because they bragged or said something and someone ratted them out, not a school resource officer illegally snooping. What? Large
schools in big cities actually have metal detectors kids have to go through to enter the building. That will not prevent fights and such, but it sure
cuts the risk factor of someone bringing a weapon into the school. That, my friend, is law enforcement doing their job. Because if said kid used a
hunting knife he brought in a backpack and stabbed other kids, then you would say the officer didn't do his job. Can't have it both ways. Some kids
are rotten, no good budding criminals and it is the fault of the parents who are in denial that junior can do no wrong, and left to others to fix, and
some are mentally ill or unstable and the parents are too embarassed to ask for help
The result of people not wanting to take responsibility for themselves or their children and not being taught right from wrong.
Whatever happened, or for what reason, this could have been prevented if
1: Nancy Lanza had not buried her head in the sand and asked for help for a situation she could either not control or was afraid of.
2: Lack of mental illness resources
3: Better trained law enforcement and response in this type of scenario
4: Better security in the school (Not having working recording cameras)
5: Someone like Nancy Lanza, knowing a person has a mental illness or problems and having guns where they are accessible and actually taking and
teaching the kid how to use them.
Instead of getting him help with problems in school, she removed him and supposedly home schooled him. Ok, that saves him from having problems at
school, but it doesn't help when you don't get a person the help they truly need. In some cases, coddling a child doesn't help the child, it makes
matters worse, especially when they are high school age and more prone to act out violently against others.
It was said, she and Adam didn't even speak, but communicated by text and email. Why do you think that was? Afraid of him? Not a normal, sane way
of communicating with an offspring that lives in your home.
I don't know, maybe because I am a parent I am more sensitive to what goes on in school. What kind of security they have and what procedures they
have in place and what sort of training the teachers and officers have in that scenario. NO parent should ever have to lose a child because of
something like this. EVER. The chances of it happening again, anywhere can be drasticly reduced.
Which all amounts to the fact that there are still so many questions unanswered about this case, and no one has learned a darned thing because of it,
and therefore, not many improvements in preventing it, responding to it, or getting people who are mentally ill the help they need. Bottom line is
this: This should not happen EVER.
But here is another thing I have noticed about this case. Everyone if hollering about giving the families their privacy, don't release 911 tapes
because it could be upsetting, the same people who were eager to go out and do interviews, who now want privacy. But in the Columbine case, a couple
of the parents went out and publicly spoke about and tried to make a difference so this would not happen to other children and families. I for one,
greiving from losing a child would not be running out giving interviews with Anderson Cooper and such, but I am the kind of person who would grieve
then try to make a difference because I can't imaging another parent having to go through something like this if it could be helped, trying to make
something positive from the outcome. Why do you not hear of any of these parents speaking out and trying to improve mental health care, trying to
come up with ways to better protect children? No, instead, they have all disappeared, are in hiding wanting their privacy and the entire event is
still shrouded in secrecy, questions still unanswered. Why have none of the parents publicly questioned events from this day? I for one would be
asking A LOT of questions, one being, what's the point of having securty cameras is they do't record anything? I would probably be asking more about
the other people from the woods, who were written off as nobodies. Granted, people grieve in different ways, but NOT ONE has publicly come forward
and asked for clarification about so many questions that have not been answered, or answers that changed so many times. In a way, that to me is a
little bit creepy.
Which then makes me wonder about the "father" who was running through the woods behind the school. If he was at the school making gingerbread houses
why didn't he maybe grab his kid or a few with him? Why didn't he just run out and call 911 in these days of everyone carrying cell phones? I don't
buy that at all.
But I do bet that if they had a school resource officer, Adam Lanza would not have gotten far enough into that school to wreak the havoc and cause the
deaths and injuries that he did.
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