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.
Agreed. I have felt in danger a few times over my career and hope that I never have to go through that. I do think that sometimes kids get screwed up by their parents or something that happened. That town and those kids will never be able to forget it. I hope at the least someone helps them cope. That person single handedly changed the lives of 700 kids and an entire town.