Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sixteen Year Old Fatally Stabs Fellow Student In Connecticut High School. Again You can’t Blame the Gun, Was the Boy on Antidepressants? Or Psychotropic Drugs?

The media and Government love to attack the gun as the main reason why there are so many campus killings. They never look into psychiatric drugs as the catalyst for why children kill children. The alleged killer is now under psychiatric evaluation, which tells us he was almost certainly seeing a psychiatrist before this attack. Psychiatrist only prescribes drugs as that is their only solution for anything. Listen think twice three times before you give into the "idea" that antidepressants and psychotropic drugs are an answer to you or your child's problems. Also the gun is not the problem, and we are not gun advocates. We just look at the obvious.

The following is a reprint of a New York Times Article April 26th 2014 by By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ

The young man who the authorities say fatally stabbed a classmate in the hallway of a Connecticut high school on Friday is being held in a medical facility under psychiatric evaluation, his lawyer said on Saturday.
The lawyer, Richard Meehan, said his client, who is 16, could be held there for up to 15 days. After that, he said, he will probably be charged as an adult. Friends of the suspect have identified him as Chris Plaskon.
The authorities and witnesses described the attack on Friday at the Jonathan Law High School as vicious. The victim, Maren Sanchez, 16, a popular honors student and athlete, suffered stab wounds and cuts to her face, neck and chest.
The suspect has initially been charged as a juvenile, but Connecticut law allows minors to be tried as adults for murder and other serious crimes, Mr. Meehan said.
Mr. Meehan said the young man’s family was distraught.

“They’re devastated not only for him but they’re devastated for Maren Sanchez’s family as well,” he said. “This is every parent’s worse nightmare.”
The killing occurred around 7:15 a.m., just as the school day was about to begin. Students crammed the halls of the school, some giddily anticipating donning gowns and tuxedos later that day for the junior prom.
A scream cut the air, and there was momentary confusion as students were hustled into classrooms and told to stay. In one of the halls beneath a stairwell, Ms Sanchez, a member of the drama club known for her singing voice, lay dying.
Chief Keith Mello of the Milford Police Department said that officials had not determined a motive for the crime, but that investigators were looking into reports that the victim had declined an invitation to the prom from the suspect, whose name the authorities did not release because he is a minor. The prom, which had been scheduled for Friday night, was postponed.
Edward Kovac, a cousin who has been acting as a spokesman for Ms. Sanchez’s family, said on Friday said Maren was “a bright light full of hopes and dreams with her future at her fingertips.”
“Maren should be celebrating at her prom this evening with her friends and classmates,” he said. “Instead, we are mourning her death and we are trying as a community to understand the senseless loss of life.”

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