I'm with Carla here. I teach in a junior high and am appalled at the
cruelty kids inflict on each other; they say mean - and often violent -
things to each other, among the most common epithets are "faggot" and
"retard". In a culture which glorifies violence in film, on television, and
in computer games,it should not surprise us that there are occasional
episodes of some kid or kids acting out their violent fantasies. Despite
the horror in Colorado, kids are still much safer at school than at home.