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Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Media Coverage | 0 comments

Area Offers Help in Time of Crisis Opinion Piece

Reactions to yet another killing on a school or college campus fall along predictable lines of division.

It’s the gun culture’s fault. It’s bad parenting. It’s lax security on our campuses.

It’s a result of an entertainment media culture that celebrates violence and disrespects life.

It’s what you get when don’t invest enough in identifying and treating emotionally disturbed young people.

Or, perhaps, it’s a combination of things. Perhaps every person who holds to a single explanation for these killings is only partly right and, by that definition, at least partly wrong.

Shades of gray and a sense of shared responsibility have a place here.

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