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Who’s really to blame?
Interesting pairing on the opinion page on March 29.
Craig Marshall Smith points out poor parenting results too often in blame on teachers. Ms. Osborne wants to blame other students for not reaching out to “insignificant” students. What made these kids insignificant? Parents probably.
Some Parkland students did reach out to the shooter. We raised our kids to not add to the problems of the “problem kid” in their class, noting that “you do not know what they are dealing with at home.”
Here in Highlands Ranch, we had the Arapahoe shooter, living across the greenway from us. Did not know his family. However, word on the street from a variety of educators was that this shooter had been a problem for quite a while. I read that the young lady he killed was walking toward him trying to defuse the situation.
So who do you blame: other students, teachers, resource officers? How about the parents, maybe administrators that continue to pass the problem kid along to the next class, school, putting the rest of the students at risk. To say nothing about the fact he was able to procure a lethal weapon.
Problem for me is that I doubt people who are poor parents also read.
Gerald J. Dilley
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