School Violence


Three students have been arrested and face felony charges for bringing weapons to a Humble, Texas middle school. Middle school.. as in junior high. One of the kids had a gun and brass knuckles. Another also had brass knuckles. It wasn’t clear what the third student was packing. There was the typical “it’s always been quiet” response from a parent. Okay. I get that there will always be some idjit kid who thinks it would be neat to bring a weapon to school. But three kids, that young, in one school, on the same day… These kids are afraid of something. Fix the problem, not just the symptom.


2 Responses to “School Violence”

  1. January 24, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Or these kids are trying to “start” something. Either way – you are right – there is problem and the weapons are only symptoms.

  2. January 25, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I’m not quite sure how to write what I am thinking. It’s always been my gut feeling that kids bringing weapons to scool is almost always driven by fear and/or stupidity. In the case of fear, they are bringing a weapon because of a reaction to a possible consequence. Ie.: they think they are going to get hurt, or they are being prompted to do this by some kind of peer pressure (which is another form of fear). The stupid part can be as simple as the kid who brings Mommy’s revolver because he thinks he’ll be thought of as cool. This isn’t coming out in anything close to what I’m thinking…

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