Another tragic tale rocks our 'safe' little communty

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Shari, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    News reports here that Friday, in another nearby small town, a 17 year old boy who was living with his grandparents because of aggresion and other "family issues", got in an argument with his grandmother, shot her 6 times, and stabbed her twice before heading out to the capital, on foot, to the school where his brother and sister attended, with the intent to recreate Columbine, except with no survivors.

    An officer hit him with a car as the boy fired at them and other passing cars on the 4-lane highway he was walking.

    How sad.
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Very sad. Hopefully they will find out what led this kid to snap like that.
  3. southermama3

    southermama3 New Member

    Lord Jesus that is awful! I don't even know what to say..Omgoodness
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    This is horrible.

    Honestly, though... I can see it being another case of people not getting help. I can see it. Same old song and dance....
  5. JJJ

    JJJ Active Member

    Why are so many more people snapping????
  6. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    I have no words. Well, I do, but the censor would bleep them.
  7. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    JJJ... I wish I knew the answer to that. I wonder though... If it has anything to do with a sense of entitlement, more MI, or...???
  8. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    There's probably more reasons than we know about, but some stress factors include:
    1) breakdown of the traditional family including extended family support
    2) financial instability
    3) modern communication, especially social internet
    4) modern foods, modern schedules (not enough sleep and/or at the wrong time)
    5) modern medicine - where before, many would not have survived, today they do survive and then... we as a society don't have what it takes to look after them
  9. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    I'm glad I'm not the only one that sees these things as a bit of a catch 22. Especially the last one. We are tinkering with survival of the fittest (and I'm not about to sit here and say we shouldn't! Dont take it that way!) But I think there's a price to pay for that tinkering!

    I have severe environmental allergies. I would not have survived childhood without antihistamines. I realize that and while I'm glad to be here? What's the cost...?