I was speaking with someone on another forum. In the course of commenting back & forth I am told that the person I’m speaking to is currently in 8th grade – around, what, 13-15? (up til then I assumed it was maybe a college kid because articulate etc.)
So the incident in question occurred 3 years ago, which modifies any conclusions one might come to because the perpetrator was a child of around eleven at the time, & presumably has done nothing since.
But what happened is that the kid stabbed 4 other classmates in the neck with a fairly dull pencil; in one kid’s case, they went to the nurse because of bleeding from the resulting wound.
I don’t know, maybe I’m making too much of a grade school incident, but I tend to think someone who feels that is a viable solution to ANY kind of conflict in school is a kid who needs some guidance. On the other hand, it was 3 years ago.
What say you?