Re: Bad thing happened today at school!
on Friday, March, 28, 2003 2:31 PM
I think he 'was there', but nothing worse actually happened than the gun just being there. Like I'm sure you mean Nikster I'm glad too that this was as bad as it got and nothing worse. You know, Shorty, while I'm sure it scared you and the rest of the school, it sounds as though that boy was probably the most scared of all, if his mindset was to go to such extremes to defend himself. Those that threatened him need to be investigated and addressed with equal diligence.
What's that kid like, Shorty? Is he a mouthy thug himself or does he seem more like someone caught up in a scarey situation? There was a similar situation when I was in school and I made a point to not avoid the kid, since alienation only makes them feel and act worse. After a few casual encounters he'd finally told me that he felt bad for scaring other kids and I told him I'm just glad he's okay, validating his feelings in the process. People need that.
But, mind you, this kid was no hood. What about the one at your school?
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