Wednesday, April 17, 2013
School Violence: We're Not Joking Anymore
Today, one of our daughter's classmates is sitting in Juvenile Hall.
Either absurd stupidity or he deserves an Academy Award for portraying a sweet teen boy while actually deranged and mentally ill.
Either case, I'm pretty sure his life is ruined and his parents are both mortified and horrified.
In case you are the parents of a Facebooker, I'll let you in on a little secret.... school "Confessions" pages are all the rage.
You might want to see if your child has "confessed" or commented on the page. And, whether or not they have, you may want to use this opportunity to talk to them about appropriate internet usage.
Despite the plethora of school violence news coverage, this "sweet" guy (as D3 referred to him), posted a threat to kill everyone in the school.
"...but, he was just joking, Mom."
After Newton, Colorado, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood do teens really expect us to believe such a remark is a joke? Do they really expect us to respond with non-action?
Don't they listen? Don't they hear us?
We're not joking anymore.