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    School shooting documentary

    I am watching this show on PBS about Adam Lanza the Sandy Hook killer. My wife, a teacher, comes in and tells me one of her special needs students who has punched her in that past told her he was going to bring in a gun to school and kill the teachers because he had to sit out a recess. She tells the principle and the kid repeats it saying everyone better watch out. The counselors and parents got together but the kid didn't have any punishment. From what she tells me it wasn't a Lego gun kiddy threat but the kid has serious mental issues.

    The counselors say the kid needs to have an evaluation but the parents refuse because the dad has aspergers and they don't want their kid labeled with mental issues. How do we force this for these types of kids? The kid is 7 by the way.

    Sorry, just need to vent because it scares me. I need to worry less, not more.



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    Re: School shooting documentary

    What grade does your wife teach? My fiance is a teacher and something like that would be my worst nightmare. I definitely feel for ya.



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    Re: School shooting documentary

    not that this makes you feel any better, but I feel like that's exactly how so many of these tragedies happen. People downplay it, push it off, ignore it, say there's not much they can do or don't take it as seriously as they should.

    I would be scared too



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    Re: School shooting documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    I am watching this show on PBS about Adam Lanza the Sandy Hook killer. My wife, a teacher, comes in and tells me one of her special needs students who has punched her in that past told her he was going to bring in a gun to school and kill the teachers because he had to sit out a recess. She tells the principle and the kid repeats it saying everyone better watch out. The counselors and parents got together but the kid didn't have any punishment. From what she tells me it wasn't a Lego gun kiddy threat but the kid has serious mental issues.

    The counselors say the kid needs to have an evaluation but the parents refuse because the dad has aspergers and they don't want their kid labeled with mental issues. How do we force this for these types of kids? The kid is 7 by the way.

    Sorry, just need to vent because it scares me. I need to worry less, not more.
    I don't know what to tell you, besides the fact that sounds serious and hopefully some sense can be talked into the parents. And what kind of idiot parents, one of whom has aspergers, wouldn't be able to predict their children might have aspergers, or at least some autistic tendencies?



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    So according to the parent they would rather have a child shoot up a school rather than their child being diagnosed with a mental disorder? I just don't understand some people.



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    Re: School shooting documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by tyler24 View Post
    So according to the parent they would rather have a child shoot up a school rather than their child being diagnosed with a mental disorder? I just don't understand some people.
    because they never think it would be their child



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    My mom works in an urban middle school and there's always a fear in the back of my mind that she's going to be hurt by one of her more aggressive kids, or the drug addicts that wander into the school on a semi-regular basis. If she feels strongly she should advocate for her own protection, it's her right.



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    Re: School shooting documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by tyler24 View Post
    So according to the parent they would rather have a child shoot up a school rather than their child being diagnosed with a mental disorder? I just don't understand some people.
    True and the key here is that the kid shouldn't have access to guns. It takes two things for this situation. A mentally unstable person and access to weapons.



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    Re: School shooting documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by tyler24 View Post
    So according to the parent they would rather have a child shoot up a school rather than their child being diagnosed with a mental disordr? I just don't understand some people.
    The same kind of denial would lead a parent to take their disturbed child to a gun range.



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    Re: School shooting documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    I am watching this show on PBS about Adam Lanza the Sandy Hook killer. My wife, a teacher, comes in and tells me one of her special needs students who has punched her in that past told her he was going to bring in a gun to school and kill the teachers because he had to sit out a recess. .
    no doubt the fault of the NRA and Bush



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    My mom works in an urban middle school and there's always a fear in the back of my mind that she's going to be hurt by one of her more aggressive kids, or the drug addicts that wander into the school on a semi-regular basis. If she feels strongly she should advocate for her own protection, it's her right.
    The joy of the public school system. Just throw more money their way. It's always a quick fix



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jambalaya View Post
    The joy of the public school system. Just throw more money their way. It's always a quick fix
    My mom is legitimately a saint for the **** she puts up with for what she makes at that school. It's just so poorly run and in such a bad neighborhood.



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    Re: School shooting documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by tyler24 View Post
    So according to the parent they would rather have a child shoot up a school rather than their child being diagnosed with a mental disorder? I just don't understand some people.
    Because they wouldn't want their child to have a complex even if it lowered the risk of something bad happening.


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    Re: School shooting documentary

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    I am watching this show on PBS about Adam Lanza the Sandy Hook killer. My wife, a teacher, comes in and tells me one of her special needs students who has punched her in that past told her he was going to bring in a gun to school and kill the teachers because he had to sit out a recess. She tells the principle and the kid repeats it saying everyone better watch out. The counselors and parents got together but the kid didn't have any punishment. From what she tells me it wasn't a Lego gun kiddy threat but the kid has serious mental issues.

    The counselors say the kid needs to have an evaluation but the parents refuse because the dad has aspergers and they don't want their kid labeled with mental issues. How do we force this for these types of kids? The kid is 7 by the way.

    Sorry, just need to vent because it scares me. I need to worry less, not more.
    If he's repeating it and the parents are brushing it off I'd file a complaint with the cops. Seems like elevating at the school level did no good.

    Keep taking it up the ladder.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    My mom is legitimately a saint for the **** she puts up with for what she makes at that school. It's just so poorly run and in such a bad neighborhood.
    corporal punishment back in schools would help

    thank your national Teacher's Union. So happy they're NY-based. always have everyone's best interests at heart, especially in fly-over country.



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