Should a high school student be suspended for writing a poem which says she understands Adam Lanza?
According to Salon, A 17-year-old high school student in San Francisco has been suspended indefinitely after she wrote a poem in her personal notebook which included the lines, “I understand the killings in Connecticut; I understand why he pulled the trigger.”
The notebook was found by a teacher, and reported to the principal, who suspended the student. The student explained, “I didn’t say that I agree with it, I said I simply understand it.”
What do you think? Is this the sign of a girl who is about to go on a rampage? Or is it just a girl who can relate, but isn’t about to do anything wrong? And if she isn’t about to go on a rampage, does getting suspended make her feel worse? Maybe even make her more likely to do something antisocial?