I'm sure by now, most of you have heard about the most recent school shooting in Ohio. Ohio is my home state so it hit close this time. I know that all of these school shootings are sad and a horrible thing, but part of me understands.
I understand what it's like to be teased and taunted. I know what it's like to hear the jokes being said behind my back as if I were deaf and couldn't hear them. I know what it's like to hear people laughing knowing that they are laughing at me. School was Hell for me at times and I tried everything I could to get out of going to school because of it.
What caused this kid to snap? Most times, the shooter is the one who was bullied. The loner of the school that kept to himself with just a few close friends. The one that everyone thought was weird and made the perfect target for their jokes.
Not everyone who is bullied starts shooting randomly at school but I think if someone is already on the edge, whether it be with depression or mental stability, all of the teasings would cause anyone to explode. I admit it, I used to dream about there REALLY being a bomb inside of my school (we had a lot of bomb threats in school) and the school blew up while I watched it with all of the fucktards in it.
What do people get out of bullying? Does bullying make them feel superior and better about themselves? To degrade another person boosts their self esteem? Who gets enjoyment out of hurting someone's feelings? Who thinks it's funny to tease and call people names? Where are the parents who should have taught their children from a young age NOT to be a bully and to treat everyone equally? That was YOUR responsibilities, parents. It is your responsibility to teach your kids to treat everyone the same and to not discriminate against someone that is a little different. Do your fucking job and teach your kid how to be a good person. OH wait, you were probably an asshat in school, too. Assholes raise assholes, I guess.
Yes, these kids should be punished for killing others but I think we need to figure out what exactly pushed them to that point?
I'm glad that schools are becoming more strict when it comes to bullying. The school my kids are in has a great no bullying policy. Not all schools have adopted these rules though and too many teachers just turn the other cheek when they see bullying going on. Sometimes, teachers need to step in, too, instead of just ignoring the problem.
If you were never teased in school, you will never understand.
I love that movie, btw!
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