Yep, "bullying" is a fact of life, my guess is it results in part at least by a lack of self esteem - just one step below those who are control freaks. :smile:
after reading article in the paper just now re: first degree murder charge, they explain that the stabbing
took place on headquarters, right at the entrance to the long driveway that leads eventually to the
school, so it happened much closer to the concert than the school.
apparantly the police arrived very shortly after the murder, witnesses told them which way the 16 yr old
had fled, and they picked him up very quickly after, and they have the knife.
this 16 yr old has no police record, and his friends say he was a 'good' kid, well, in my opinion that
description of him goes right out the window as soon as one knows he was packing a knife.
the victim was not with them, he came over when he noticed a friend of his being harrassed, and the
victim had no weapons, and nothing to do with the 16 yr old, or his friends.
I wonder how they made the charge so quickly, and I am wondering if he pleaded guilty. He will be under
the 'young offenders' act, and pleading guilty might be the smartest move he could make, as he will not
get near the sentence he 'should', or 'would' if he waited for a trial, that might be bumped up to adult
All witnesses to the murder have been ordered to be quiet, and we won't hear much more than what I have
stated above for some time, unless he pleads guilty, and the verdict is read along with the story.
The victim graduated a year ago, very high grades, said to be a good person, and was at this time working for
B.C. Hydro, apprenticing to become an electrician.
I can't imagine how news like that would affect my family, how does any family heal from those kinds of
wounds, 'on both sides', but more so the family who will never see their son again.