For parents, my concern is this.............why does this happen? I understand general issues with kids who don't like the other kids at school............I don't really but, I can follow the flawed logic
Nadine asks the key question. And people have been asking it since practically the dawn of time. And regrettably, there are no good answers. Why do bad things happen to good people? To innocent people? These questions have been asked by the smartest people on the planet and no one has ever come up with good answers.
But, if you look at some of the most notable shootings since 2000... today in Connecticut... the two shootings in Colorado, Columbine and the movie theater in Aurora, and the one at Virginia Tech, what they all seem to have in common to one degree or another is some type of mental illness.
-- Family of the shooter today describe him as not well.
-- The red haired 'joker' guy from the movie theater is clearly out of his mind.
-- The two teens who tried to shoot and blow up Columbine felt so picked on and persecuted that they snapped. They didn't plan to survive.
-- The young adult who killed the students at Virginia Tech was also mentally unstable.
How to explain how such trouble individuals all had access to this kind of fire power is indescribable.
Wish I had words of wisdom.... I don't.
I don't know how the families impacted by these tragedies move on.
As for the rest of us, time heals our wounds... that's what we have to hope for....