My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims at Virginia Tech. To the victims: May the peace and love of Jesus Christ, rest, rule, and abide with you from this day on. Amen.
“Who’s to blame?” is the question everyone seems to want to address. Some say that lack of proper security is to blame but is that the case? I read a news article a couple of minutes ago that said that Cho -the murderer at VT- “didn’t speak much in school and when he did, people said, ‘go back to China’” There seems to be some common thread in recent school shootings. They involve kids who are/were picked on. I’m not justifying what happened because NOONE has the right to take another persons life, but how many lives must we put in danger before the real issue is solved? Everyone has come in contact with the school bully one time or another so most of us know how it feels. Well take that feeling and throw in some antidepressants and/or pore living environments and we have a really bad situation. There needs to be some major changes in the Uniform Discipline Code’s of many schools starting at the elementary level. Something should have been done long ago when kids started committing suicide for being homosexual. Are we blind? What will it really take to address this problem?
What should be done? I don’t know but please don’t say “kids will be kids” and be done with it. Murder is wrong at in level and no matter what the reason, but we can’t just spit on the graves of these murderers and not address what might have been wrong with these very disturbed people. I’m not saying that these school problems are the only factors behind acting in such a way but when this happens over and over at many different campuses, something has to be done about it. Students need to be unified before a tragedy, not after.