Friday, November 15, 2019

School Shooters' Family Breakdowns


The Secret Service released findings of a study on 'school shooters' such as the teenager in Santa Clarita.

...Many of the attackers were victims of bullying, had a history with law enforcement and "communicated their intentions" to carry out an attack. "In many cases, someone observed a threatening communication or behavior but did not act, either out of fear, not believing the attacker, misjudging the immediacy or location, or believing they had dissuaded the attacker," the study says....
Here's a VERY high correlation:

...Ninety-four percent of attackers experienced a "home-life factor" that led to an incident.

"This could be related to family problems at home in terms of let's say domestic violence in the home. Drug use in the home among family members, divorce and separations," Alathari said....
Ninety-four percent.

Just so happens that the Santa Clarita kid had a "home-life factor."

 His father, Mark Berhow, died in December 2017 from a heart attack but a “history of chronic alcoholism” contributed to his death, the Los Angeles County Coroners Office told The Post.

Two years before that, the father had been arrested amid a domestic dispute with the boy’s mother.

In 2016, shortly before Mark Berhow died, the shooter’s mom sued him for custody of their children, according to Trellis....
Next time somebody tells you that 'family isn't very important' you know you're talking to a fool.

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