Hostile environments (‘let boys be boys’ in school) breeds hostile situations, breeds hostile problems, breeds hostile solutions. Since Columbine, it’s been a common thing for kids from the 4th grade on up to try and figure out WHICH kids will be the school shooters in their class. (not IF, but WILL) It’s also grown more common (in an “I dare you” fashion) for kids to TARGET the “future school shooters” and harass and bully them mercilessly in order to goad them into action. Mean girls are very often boys too – and psychological torture leaves no bruises. The bullied kids get in trouble or are sent away “for their own good” or parents are encouraged to move them out of the school, and guess what gets to stay? The kids who harassed them stay in school. The administration who had a lazy ‘boys will be boys” attitude The school and parents who encourage a hostile environment in a “THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT ALWAYS WAS / ALWAYS WILL BE / LAW OF JUNGLE” stuff I heard as a kid too.

Hostile environments (‘let boys be boys’ in school)
breeds hostile situations, breeds hostile problems, breeds hostile solutions.

Since Columbine, it’s been a common thing for kids from the 4th grade on up to try and figure out WHICH kids will be the school shooters in their class. (not IF, but WILL)

It’s also grown more common (in an “I dare you” fashion) for kids to TARGET the “future school shooters” and harass and bully them mercilessly in order to goad them into action. Mean girls are very often boys too – and psychological torture leaves no bruises.

The bullied kids get in trouble or are sent away “for their own good” or parents are encouraged to move them out of the school, and guess what gets to stay?

The kids who harassed them stay in school.
The administration who had a lazy ‘boys will be boys” attitude
The school and parents who encourage a hostile environment in a “THAT’S JUST THE WAY IT ALWAYS WAS / ALWAYS WILL BE / LAW OF JUNGLE” stuff I heard as a kid too.

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