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    School Shooting in Maryland

    Police say possible motive is bullying.

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    Don't you just love those gun-free, target-rich zones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker6900 View Post
    Police say possible motive is bullying.
    How do you get that out of this:
    Investigators do not believe the victim, a 17-year-old male, was targeted by the shooter, a 15-year-old who is also a student at Perry Hall High School, Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson said.



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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    How do you get that out of this:


    stay safe.
    I read multiple articles with one using the bully statement.
    The only terrorists I see nowadays are at the Capital.


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    Bullying, bad parenting, and exposure to violent TV and video games would be at the top of my list of possible concerns for why it happened.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    Don't you just love those gun-free, target-rich zones?
    I don't think that it's fair to make that argument here. The teachers who acted could have alternatively shot him if so able, but it's not likely he'd have been stopped any faster.
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    Re: School Shooting in Maryland

    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    Bullying, bad parenting, and exposure to violent TV and video games would be at the top of my list of possible concerns for why it happened.



    I don't think that it's fair to make that argument here. The teachers who acted could have alternatively shot him if so able, but it's not likely he'd have been stopped any faster.
    Agreed. But I have to change your list around a bit. Im going to put bad parenting on at the top, as the rest fall under that category. Now, even though bullying is out of the parents hands initially, a good parent can teach their child how to properly react to such things.

    My son has been bullied. The first time he came home upset. After having a talk with him, the second time had a much greater outcome. I ended up getting called to the school because the bully said my son was bullying him. As it turns out, my son put the bully in his place and he didn't like it. So he told the teacher
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    Bullying, bad parenting, and exposure to violent TV and video games would be at the top of my list of possible concerns for why it happened.



    I don't think that it's fair to make that argument here. The teachers who acted could have alternatively shot him if so able, but it's not likely he'd have been stopped any faster.
    Exposure to violent TV and video games does not have anything to do with it. How a child is raised is how the child will act, and if he is raised by worthless parents then "more than likely" he will be worthless. I was raised by not being sheltered from violent movies and such, and I have never been in trouble a day in my life. I was raised by parents who new that raising me to be polite and care for others is what was important, and I turned out just fine. I am raising my children the exact same way. Yes, bullying could lead a child to act out, but again, if he was raised properly, and the parents were in his life as they should be, he would know how to de-escelate the situation without using a gun.

    Society needs to stop blaming the TV and games on a child's bad behavior. Parents these days look for an out to blame their children's behavior on, but inside they know it is their awful parenting that leads their child to act in such violent ways. If they blame these things (TV and games), then you would think they would be smart enough to not allow them to watch them (if they really thought this was the problem), but that isn't the case. Parenting is what makes a person who they are, not a movie.
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    School Shooting in Maryland

    Yep, the issue may be the parenting but certainly not video games. I played Grand Theft Auto for hours at a time growing up. I've never killed anyone or stolen a car or hired a prostitute. Nope, not even once. People are responsible for their own actions.
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