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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Face it, if the kid was 15 and still in the eighth grade, he clearly wasn't the brightest porchlight on the block.
    You just insulted every child who started school late because of their birthday. . . . do you win an award?
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

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    BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Police shot and killed an armed eighth-grader who "engaged" officers in the main hallway of his middle school on Wednesday, the South Texas school district said.Brownsville school district officials said administrators immediately called police after the student brandished a weapon about 8 a.m., shortly after classes started at Cummings Middle School. When police arrived, the student "engaged" the officers and was shot, district spokeswoman Drue Brown said in an emailed statement.


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    As bad as I feel for the family of the boy, I feel tenfold for the cops. This will mess them up I would think.


    What a horrible situation all around.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    You just insulted every child who started school late because of their birthday. . . . do you win an award?
    Pretty sure that 15 in the eighth grade ain't a "birthday" thing....


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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Age 15 would mean either a failed grade or being held back for a second year of kindergarten. The kids in eight grade are normally 13 or 14 depending on their b-day.
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Pretty sure that 15 in the eighth grade ain't a "birthday" thing....
    I was thinking that same thought. I was 15 when I was a sophmore in high school.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So what can we surmise from all of this: The first point is that school shooters are outcasts. The second is that they tend to be good/average students. The fact that they range from good to average leads me to conclude that their parents do have some sort of involvement in their lives and the reasons kids resort to violence has nothing to do with "bad parenting" but available means.
    (sorry for the late response I have been kind of busy)

    All of this is well and good. It is actually very informative. I think you missed something very important though. If a child is bullied they should know how to respond. I myself was bullied all the way into my senior year of high school. Most people are bullied in some form or another through school. The part about parenting is that a parent must teach their child how to respond to confrontation. Also didn't Cho live in a dorm or apartment? I mean I am hesitant to blame his parents, but shouldn't they have been aware enough to know their son(he was not a child) was not fit to live the way he did?

    I will say this though. Like I said there are 100 different issues that this incident could be, and the prudent response would be to learn about the psychology of a mass shooter and how to CATCH that kind of behavior before it happens. In the instance of police they have learned and teach cadets in police academy now to instantly respond to an active shooter. That is the only way to contain them. When an active shooter is met with armed resistance they really only have 3 responses: surrender, shoot at the cops, or commit suicide. All of these options are prefferable to police than shooting bystanders. That is what makes this situation sad too. That police responded properly and were not given a choice.
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    This is the police radio during the shooting. I don't have the heart to listen to it, but it may help those who are wondering if the police action was or was not justified.

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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    Age 15 would mean either a failed grade or being held back for a second year of kindergarten. The kids in eight grade are normally 13 or 14 depending on their b-day.
    True.

    I was held back in the 3rd grade because I spent quite a bit of time sick and in the hospital - had surgery . . . had to repeat. So I was 15 and in 8th grade. I'm not stupid: I'm still clinging to my 4.0 in college and have proven myself quite capable in my life.

    So I take it personally, and you even know it's wrong to make such crass and snide statements: his age doesn't matter and doesn't mean he was ignorant. Perhaps bringing a pretend gun to school and engaging the police after picking a fight was stupid - but age/grade isn't an indicator of much of anything pertinent.

    I really expect adults to be more curteous, respectful or less snide when it comes to things such as that - maturity please.
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Dumb question. Can children still be held back?
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    Re: Police kill armed eighth-grader in Texas school

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Wow - all I feel is sad. I have no strong opinion. Just sad.

    Sad a child can get ahold of a weapon so easily.
    Sad no one knew he had it.
    Sad he took it to school - sad he did anything.
    Sad no one stopped it before it ended in a tragic death.
    Sad that everyone was so terrified - no doubt imagining Columbine and other tragedies while they waited without knowing
    Sad that they didn't just shoot to disarm or maim - but to kill.
    Sad that this type of situation is becoming more common place and the killing of armed children is actually occurring more frequent in our world.

    We're there warning signs - notions - thoughts - threats? Anything before this happened?
    I'm sad the Gun Free Zone helped him feel safe enough to do it.

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