Monday, February 27, 2012

Revenge of the Bullied?

Classmates of T.J. Lane, the 17-year-old boy who shot five people (killing at least one two three) this morning in Ohio, are coming forward saying he was a bullied outcast at his suburban Cleveland school. There is no excuse for gun violence. But having grown up in a sea of bullying, I'm mostly surprised something like this doesn't happen more often. Read HERE.

3 comments:

shle896 said...

I agree. I grew up pretty bullied in jr. high and high school and I thought MANY times about revenge, but obviously never went through with it. I remember once one of my worst bullies was killed in a car accident and the whole school was moping around in grief, but I was happy as hell and not afraid to say so. Those wounds cut DEEP and you carry them with you your whole life. I don't know why this kid chose those particular students to shoot, but God help me, I know his pain. Kids are so cruel.

Kenn said...

shle896: Mine was killed in a motorcycle accident! I just read your comment and swore I could have written it! I was attacked in December and am still healing from it. I didn't even see my attacker, but I heard his voice, and it fills me with homicidal thoughts every time I work out. Would I act on them? Probably not. But I wouldn't rule it out if I could ever be sure it was him. And I'm 55. As a teen I doubt I'd have the restraint (or the need to nap).

Jack said...

"But having grown up in a sea of bullying, I'm mostly surprised something like this doesn't happen more often." For real.

I was bullied/picked on from the 2nd grade (from teachers and fellow students) through the 12th grade (from teachers, fellow students and bus drivers). Therapy cannot repair the damage caused by these people.

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