All the solutions posted are useless. There are no solutions. He was very intelligent. He could have stolen a plane and flown it into the school. He could have waited for the right moment and run over 20 kids with his mothers car. He could have gone in with an axe or machete and really horrified them. He could have poisoned the water. It all comes under, "We have to do something!" We cannot afford to build fortresses. we cannot afford to hire armed guards for all schools. Teachers are people to and cannot be trusted anymore then anyone else. It is odd to me that there is such a outbreak of these things after the election is over and the O has 4 years to work on bans.
Tragic as these scenarios are, the greater good for society is to have armed citizens everywhere. BUT is that also admitting we have failed as a culture? Have we really changed at all? And don't go all Euro on me, I am sick of hearing how great things are in Europe. They are about to face their own problems with immigrants and guns will be a factor.
And Sam, if mental hospitals were so great, they wouldn't make movies about the abuse in them. Mentally ill PEOPLE and mentally ill PEOPLE taking care of them. And at what cost?
And Lieberman just said the magic words. If one child is saved it is worth it. I am sorry, but no it isn't. Obama has killed scores of children with his Predator strikes but that is ok, it is over the hill and far away. Children grow up to be killers as well as productive people. Why do people care so much when pretty talented girls kill themselves(Whitney Houston) but don't give a second glance when some fat, homely girl does it from bullying? The problem is US and our perceptions and they ain't changing anytime soon. Just knee jerk, feel good crap to herd us towards our utopian society envisioned by Diane Feinstein and such social geniuses. Lets just have a few more bills that we have to vote for to find out what is in them and all will be solved. Yeah, she is a genius also.
I exhibited many of the things pointed out about kids with these afflictions and feel strongly that I have ADHD. Yet I have worked, raised a family, coached, served on boards and committee's, and generally been productive. I think back to the anger I exploded with as a kid, and wonder if it could have been me. I always said they would have had me on Ritalin if it had been available back then. I have been tested to have very low empathy even now. Something necessary I think to rage against innocent people like this guy. Yet, I identify with the sheepdog and have proven it in tense emergency situations. I run towards the gunfire immediately.
So, who is to define the illness at that age? What is the cure? For me it was sports, but not all can play a game well enough to enjoy it. And then there is the teasing if you suck at it. Human nature again. Can't fix that.
Sorry for the long rant,