Eleven year old boy who shot himself
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04-24-2009, 03:41 AM
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Re: Eleven year old boy who shot himself
I don't condone the suicide, I think it's awful that the boy went through with it and think it's awful that his life was wasted and he died so young, but I certainly don't blame him for doing what he did nor do I think it's right to call him 'selfish'. I understand very well that bullying can **** you up massively and can cause enormous psychological distress that can affect the way you think, in that you don't think as rationally and sometimes see suicide as the only way to escape the suffering. Children, in fact, people who are bullied to this extent where they kill themselves rather than continue to face the harrassment is absolutely horrific, and the school should have taken procedures to tackle the bullying scum before allowing the situation and the torture to have gotten so bad. I think it's absolutely dreadful, but I don't blame the boy.
I blame the bullies for driving the kid to his death, their parents for not doing enough to instill right from wrong in their children and teach them how to deal with things appropriately and the teachers for not recognizing such bullying was going on and taking the measures to prevent what could have been an entirely preventable death.
So RIP Carl, I know how you felt. I feel terrible for you and your family. I hope your mom can find a way to help all the kids still suffering in your name.
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