Not the actual deeds , but the threats.
Massacres are occurring, seemingly weekly. Mostly in colleges, but occasionally in high schools, rarely in elementary/middle schools.
But the copycat threats are appearing with regularity in middle schools now. Or on what is called "social media" involving middle schools.And that is mysterious to me. Why would ten, eleven, twelve and thirteen year old kids have access to "social media"? Especially when practically every "social media" outlet has rules that prohibit these ages from posting, reading or in any way participating.
Oh, now I get it. Parents. Parents who are too gutless to restrict their children.
Now it begins to make sense.
Since parents cannot deny themselves, they just can't bring themselves to deny their children access.
I was watching football games over the weekend an was not really keeping count, but I would hazard a guess that among the 'fans' at the games, fully 90% had their cell phones, etc., on and were watching them much more than the games.
They could have saved themselves about forty/fifty dollars per seat, stayed home in an easy chair and done the same thing they were doing in the stadium, without all those darned people disturbing them.
But they just cannot deny themselves.
I do not own a cell phone. I do not own a tablet. I do have wifi, only because it came with my ISP's package - but have never used it. I do not own all the other doo-dads that modern day parents seem to think are absolute musts for themselves and their children. I make do with a big old desk computer and a land line telephone. Never have a problem with dropped calls, except those that people with cell phones make to my house. Almost every time we get a cell phone call, the caller has to recall due to a dropped line or some other defugalty derived from the cell phone.
I have never been guilty of distracted driving due to a cell phone, etc. And I will protest long and loud if I ever hear of some snot-nosed kid trying to take away my land line, just because they don't think it is worthwhile. As far as I am concerned, the break-up of the old AT&T was the single worst decision the FCC has ever made.