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Source: Drudge Report
February 22, 2011
almost 2 years ago
I can't speak to what problems the young man may or may not have. OK and ya he was told to draw stuff out. However the pictures reflect how he was thinking. He was clearly thinking criminal activity in my never to be humble opinion. Hopefully being placed in hand cuffs and placed on probation will make him think twice next time.
Physical detention is appropriate when there is a clear and present danger to the public. A plain reading of the news article does not reveal that this was the case. It is important to recognize the difference between thought and action. It is one thing to think about a harmful action and quite another to begin planning and executing it. The law recognizes this difference, though it does not appear that school administration and law enforcement persons did.
Ok first of all the age doesnt really matter. There are younger kids that commit murder all over the world including this country. The therapist told him to draw out his emotions, ok I can see that as a helping tool but when the child is drawing out a scene like that one, then there is cause for concern. I believe the police acted correctly in this situation. How many times have we had incidents that ended horribly that could have been prevented simply by looking at the child's journal entries or drawings. This child is in serious need of help. The report says that the child was diagnosed with ADHD. There are several children with that diagnosis that do not go around drawing scenes like that. I dont know why I cant believe that the media is thinking this child is a victim through this whole thing. if the child acted out the scene then the police or school officials would be blamed for not doing anything to prevent it. The parents need to quit blaming everyone for making their child a victim in this ordeal and worry why their child is having these thoughts or feelings. There are some major underlying issues that need to be dealt with before he actually does carry out the drawing. As for the child saying that he would never do anything like that, ummmm kids do lie especially to get out of trouble in situations like this.
it's amazing what pictures can tell about what's in a child's soul
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