PS One small question, what is a "grtf school"? Please excuse my ignorance,
new to this list.
>Dear Discuss Sudbury Model folks,
>I am forwarding a letter I e-mailed to my family the night of the school
>shooting in Oregon for two reasons: First, I could not help but see that in
>all the recent shootings by kids, the common denominator seems to be grtf
>Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 03:46:18
>>From: sandra murphy <email@example.com>
>>Subject: shooting in Oregon
>Just to be clear, I DO NOT CONDONE FOR A MINUTE what they have done, nor is
>it possible to overstate the pain of the victims and their families. I am
>simply trying to share my take on the "Why". This is not a "cry for help" ,
>it is a desperate attempt to save themselves, to fight back: they are
>fighting to hang onto their existence in the only way they can. They have
>been abused and debased in a hundred different ways, and feel that there is
>no one in the world they can trust and who will help them. They feel backed
>up against the wall with more pain coming, and NO WAY OUT.
>>Babies are always welcome.
>>Children are always cherished.
>>Adults are allowed to make mistakes.
>>It's OK to get mad, but it's not OK to STAY mad.
>>No matter what your age, you will be treated with respect and dignity.
>>Love one another.