It is sad that it took this incident to bring to light the problems that young people are having. I know Shelby and her family. She had been having troubles with other members of the school for many months and even though those problems were reported to the Superintendent, nothing was done.
It is a shame that there are no harassment and bullying procedures in place so that young people won't try to take things into their own hands (literally in this case).
Funny - we never notice bullying until the one being bullied can't take it anymore. Our society as a whole should try harder to STOP bullying, encourage other methods of dispute resolution and ENCOURAGE kindness at ALL COSTS. IMAGINE where our society could be if that was done.
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