I don’t know what’s going on with all of these children becoming gunmen.
Is it abuse, teasing or too much copycat action? Perhaps it’s “I’m going to show them don’t mess with me.”
Subteens and teenagers can be more intense when it comes to reactions or what they consider an injustice.
I can speak with authority on abuse. When I was in school I was subjected to verbal abuse.
I had several teachers and fellow students, which included one girl, do this. I took the abuse not knowing how to cope with it. I took issue with one teacher and was abraded by her in front of the entire classroom.
I never did anything about it, however. I just took it and kept on going.
As the years went by I never forgot what was said or done by these people, I just considered the source and went about my life.
During their entire lives they never once said they were sorry or offered an apology.
I guess I could have shot up the school or town, but by doing so I would have acknowledged they had won.
So instead I go out to the cemetery and place a flower on their graves and tell them all is forgiven, but the scars are still on my heart.
Please think twice before you act or speak. Once said or done it’s out there. Respect life and others.
My prayers go out to all of the victims and their families, of shooting attacks.
My apology to anyone I have offended.
Rex W. Miller