Perry Hall High School: Shooting and bullying? Not so fast(Read article summary)
Perry Hall High School shooting: The conversation about bullying and its impact has already started – and it's a dangerous conversation to have.
Soon after 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. allegedly opened fire in his school’s crowded cafeteria, critically injuring at least one other student, a reporter showed up at his family’s home and asked why this might have happened. The boy was bullied, answered his father, according to the Associated Press.
Another family member then said that they were all horrified, and were praying for the victims.
The conversation about bullying and its impact has already started. Even though there’s not much additional information about the case at this point.
While there have been rumors about social media sites and networking profiles that reveal a boy with goth fashion and angry messages, police have cautioned reporters that these reports may not be substantiated.
So this bullying conversation, one could argue, is dangerous.