Just saw the link posted on facebook - was supposed to go lie down after a medical treatment, but thought I'd print my letters to Asher's school first. Then, saw these next tidbits.
I think it has to do with the youth of the suicide victims in all these cases - feeling trapped and not having enough time to see that things aren't always as bad as the moment. Invasion of privacy is inexcusable. Glad they are charging those who committed that crime. That's all that can be done, and one hopes the couple who broadcast someone else's intimate life will have learned the hard way.
All these incidents in a rash like this make me worry we are not getting a realistic, let alone a healthy, picture of the world to our little ones. There is no reason to let little kids grow up feeling that bad and that shamed. I can't imagine 13 year olds firing guns into their own skulls and tying nooses around their necks. Little children!
We are missing something. There is something we could be doing and should be doing that would prevent this, especially the school bullying which could be so much more easily controlled than the behavior of legal adults in college dorm rooms, as inexcusable as that incident also was.
What's the piece we're missing? Best Bill and I can figure, we need to get the politics and the fear of politics OUT of the schools and put childrens' safety first. This is their LIVES at stake.