In the past 13 years that I’ve been writing about these type of crimes I’ve heard school shootings blamed on many boogeymen, video games, violent movies, and heavy metal to name a few. I can honestly say that this is the first time I’ve ever heard one being blamed on a an anti-bullying video…
“It was an anti-bullying movie but it could have gotten into his head about the girl scaring the bullies with the gun. She brought a gun on the bus to scare them and threatened to kill them,” Amaya told News 4.
We asked her what message she thinks the video sends to students.
“That maybe it’s easier to scare your bullies than just to tell a teacher,” she said.
Does this mean we’ll see a knee jerk call to end all anti-bullying programs because they ‘obviously’ cause school shootings just like the other things I mentioned? I doubt it because supposedly they’re for the greater good even though they haven’t actually stopped bullying or school shootings.
The school district is claiming they are unaware of such a video.