Dec 16, 2012 ddd278 commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.
I feel terrible for this mother and what she has gone through ... this is clearly a mental health issue. And I pray for their family

But as I read about the Columbine shooting, I can't help but think that besides it being a mental health issue, it's definitely a BULLYING issue. These two boys where bright and smart, and ostracized from their classmates because they were different. All they wanted to do was be accepted. There are accounts of those boys even having human feces thrown at them ... like really? I do believe though that it is completely and utterly tragic that the way they had dealt with their issues was in an absolutely devastating way, resorting to violence; ultimately taking lives and then their own at the very end. It's really, truly sad, and my heart goes out to all those families who have lost their loved ones because of these people.

While I agree it is definitely a mental health issue, but we need to stop the bullying as well.
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Dec 16, 2012 ddd278 commented on I Am Adam Lanza's Mother.
I feel terrible for this mother and what she has gone through ... this is clearly a mental health issue. And I pray for their family

But as I read about the Columbine shooting, I can't help but think that besides it being a mental health issue, it's definitely a BULLYING issue. These two boys where bright and smart, and ostracized from their classmates because they were different. All they wanted to do was be accepted. There are accounts of those boys even having human feces thrown at them ... like really? I do believe though that it is completely and utterly tragic that the way they had dealt with their issues was in an absolutely devastating way, resorting to violence; ultimately taking lives and then their own at the very end. It's really, truly sad, and my heart goes out to all those families who have lost their loved ones because of these people.

While I agree it is definitely a mental health issue, but we need to stop the bullying as well.