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School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« on: April 09, 2014, 11:20:23 am »
Up to 20 highschool kids stabbed at a Murrysville, Pa school
today. A 16 year old is the suspect.

No deaths, but 4 were critically injured.

It appears stabbing is becoming more prevalent even though the
media tends to talk about shootings more.





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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 05:07:04 pm »
It is very fortunate that no one died.

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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 07:40:15 pm »
saw the report this morning.

what snapped in that guys brain to make him go crazy. :(
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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 10:56:47 pm »
Its really upsetting that this is basically becoming the norm.  I hear about a new mass violence somewhere in the world pretty much every day, but of late I feel as if more and more of them are in the US, and more and more are in schools.  I sometimes worry that something real ugly is festering beneath the surface of our society... :o
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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 11:09:11 pm »
Its really upsetting that this is basically becoming the norm.  I hear about a new mass violence somewhere in the world pretty much every day, but of late I feel as if more and more of them are in the US, and more and more are in schools.  I sometimes worry that something real ugly is festering beneath the surface of our society... :o

I think this is due to the prevalence of recording and communication devices more so, as well as the media's increasingly devoted coverage to these tragedies.

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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2014, 01:20:53 am »
Eh,  I think they're genuinely increasing.  We've had media in some form or another for a very,  very long time.


This is very sad to hear. When I was a kid I carried a knife to class every day,  as did everyone else at my school.  It was allowed.  (private school.)  No one was ever threatened or harmed by one.  Such a shame.

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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2014, 11:40:06 am »
Pocket knives were the norm when I was in school. Kids even played with
them while in school.

Seems some kids are more depressed these days. Kids were picked on when
I was in school, but no one tried to kill anyone. We didn't have the internet or
social media in those days. I guess some kids feel their reputation lives or dies
online. This might be causing some of the social violence in schools.

Hopefully society will find a answer to the violence. Unfortunately people will find
a way to lash out, no matter what kind of weopon is available.

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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2014, 11:49:17 am »
Its really upsetting that this is basically becoming the norm.  I hear about a new mass violence somewhere in the world pretty much every day, but of late I feel as if more and more of them are in the US, and more and more are in schools.  I sometimes worry that something real ugly is festering beneath the surface of our society... :o

I think this is due to the prevalence of recording and communication devices more so, as well as the media's increasingly devoted coverage to these tragedies.

This is probably a contributing factor, but I don't believe it accounts for everything.  However, we also have supposedly developed improved security, outreach, and counseling; so why isn't the number of incidents decreasing dramatically? :(
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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 01:39:36 pm »
This is probably a contributing factor, but I don't believe it accounts for everything.  However, we also have supposedly developed improved security, outreach, and counseling; so why isn't the number of incidents decreasing dramatically? :(

Because people like that go to counselling, they feel okay for a while, then go back home to their messed up homes, or go straight back to being bullied considerably in school or wherever.
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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2014, 03:54:59 am »
This is probably a contributing factor, but I don't believe it accounts for everything.  However, we also have supposedly developed improved security, outreach, and counseling; so why isn't the number of incidents decreasing dramatically? :(

Also, just because these are in place doesn't mean they are being utilized. Also these counseling and outreach centers aren't built and the employees aren't trained to deal with true mental conditions like sociopathy and psychopathy. Those conditions are rather hard to detect without proper training and would easily be dismissed by somebody without proper training. Another factor to take in is unfortunately some of these kids just want attention and they realize that the media gives the most attention to tragedies like these so they equate the attention with these deplorable acts.
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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2014, 02:40:33 pm »
This is probably a contributing factor, but I don't believe it accounts for everything.  However, we also have supposedly developed improved security, outreach, and counseling; so why isn't the number of incidents decreasing dramatically? :(
How do you know they are not? I think that's the point of what Milo was saying: that we now have an increased awareness of when these things happen. That does not mean that they are increasing in frequency, but only that before you never heard about most of it. Thus, it's impossible to judge, especially without significant research and study on the topic, as to whether it's increasing, decreasing, or whatever.

We may not like to think about it, but terrible things happen all the time.

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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2014, 03:14:35 am »
This is probably a contributing factor, but I don't believe it accounts for everything.  However, we also have supposedly developed improved security, outreach, and counseling; so why isn't the number of incidents decreasing dramatically? :(
How do you know they are not? I think that's the point of what Milo was saying: that we now have an increased awareness of when these things happen. That does not mean that they are increasing in frequency, but only that before you never heard about most of it. Thus, it's impossible to judge, especially without significant research and study on the topic, as to whether it's increasing, decreasing, or whatever.

We may not like to think about it, but terrible things happen all the time.

Disclaimer: I am NOT a sociologist ;).  However, I just felt like if media coverage was increasing but actually occurrences were decreasing due to better outreach and intervention, then they should at least cancel each other out to some degree.  Maybe violence has been essentially constant in the world, or maybe it is decreasing; rather, my concern is that its moving closer to home for me. :(
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Re: School kids stabbed in Pa. U.S.A.
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 11:30:32 am »
  I sometimes wonder if the media would only report the crime rather
than giving the alleged perpetrator national/world recognition. It might
help prevent copy cat actions by others. Or perhaps help prevent such
acts in the first place.

It's doubtful this will ever happen due to public interest. Money drives
the media like everything else.



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