Friday, April 15, 2005

Boys: Unfortunately, I feel the book must be thrown at the 13-year-old boy who killed the 15-year-old.

Speaking as a former 13-year-old boy who often felt picked on, I daresay there are a number of 13-year-old boys who are watching these proceedings with great interest. The little 13-year-old cooped up inside me is watching with great interest.

It would be a great disservice to all of them if we lovingly patted this boy's head and told him it was okay, that we understood. It was not okay, and he knew that, and all the other 13-year-old boys know it, and it needs to be reiterated, no matter how tragic it was or how understanding we want to be.

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