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Stabber doesn’t fit teen killer mold

April 16, 2014

Sometimes it must seem to the public that the more researchers learn about homicidal teenagers, the less we really know....

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Mtlhed

Apr-17-14 7:23 PM

I just don't think it's the video games. Maybe they play a very small part in it, but there's something else going on with today's society that's causing people to just go nuts. Saying no to kids on rated R movies is understandable due to sex and foul language, but most video games don't show that; at least not yet. I played Grand Theft Auto about 10 years ago and mostly laughed at the premise of walking around town and just shooting people at will. It never paid off because the cops surrounded me fast whenever I did that.

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GrantMingus

Apr-17-14 2:37 PM

The violent video game thing is the fault of parents, period. I've never understood a parent who will say that their kid absolutely can not watch a rated R movie, but if the kid cries for more than 1 day about wanting Grand Theft Auto, they go out and buy it for them. Video games are rated the same as movies. Then again, I think for the most part, these kinds of kids would have been triggered by anything and we're just looking to place the blame. Reality is, you can't stop it. For every one kid that is exposed to violent video games and goes on a killing spree, there are 10's of millions of other kids who are exposed and don't do those things. We're all wired differently, and some of us just aren't wired right.

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questioner

Apr-17-14 1:12 PM

Drugs and teens often don't mix well together.

There should probably be a lot less prescribed drugs and a lot more monitoring when they are prescribed. I really don't see that happening by doctors and the mental health field tho, which puts that onto the parents.

And a lot of kids like this are really into the violent video games. I'm not saying they should be banned, but again, parents need to really know their child and what's going on, and notice any changes. And talk with them--way too easy to all be in our own separate worlds.

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GrantMingus

Apr-17-14 9:15 AM

There is no mold. However, one VERY common theme is psychiatric drugs. And the kid doesn't even have to have been on them at the time of the attack. Nearly all of these violent events have been done by people either on, or coming off of psychiatric drugs.

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ts1227

Apr-17-14 7:03 AM

That's what happens when you stereotype

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ladybug

Apr-16-14 1:16 PM

What does a killer mold look like ?

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