Originally Posted by NewChief
Yeah, geeze. I encounter it quite often as well. Parents who don't know what the hell to do either, and it's not because they didn't discipline the kid or raised him in a ****ed up manner... unfortunately some humans are just broken, and there may be no way to fix them. Also unfortunately, we don't really have a humane, ethical, and socially acceptable way to protect the sufferer of the illness, the family, or society from these people if things go horribly wrong.
I deal with kids every day that I worry could snap like this. I don't think any of them are GOING to, but they could. Some of them are emotionally disturbed, some have asperger's or autism, some seem depressed and some just seem like sociopaths.
Ya'll already don't get paid enough. How do these events affect people's decisions to get into teaching? How much does that affect the quality of the talent pool? I don't know what the solution is, but we better figure it out.