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RE: [aspergers-81] Connecticut Shooting

From: user 4.
Sent on: Monday, December 17, 2012 7:00 PM
I've never replied to this either but this has touched a deep wound.  My heart aches for absolutely everyone involved in this horrible tragedy.  Those poor young children who were so young and innocent and whose lives were cut short; the adults who lost their lives and the families of all those affected by this. 
 
I did catch a news piece that said the shooter had Asperger's and how he was described as being different.  How many times have we who are touched by Asperger's heard that description.  My son who is now 22 years old has been to doctor after doctor but never formally diagnosed.  I have met with countless teachers, spoken with guidance counselors and principals and nothing has helped in the rural area where I live and where my son attended school.  He was shunned, picked on and basically tormented during his middle and high school years but as other Asperger individuals are described, my son is as gentle as a lamb but I have seen him very frustrated and hurt over others' behaviors toward him.
 
I know this poor child's issues were much deeper than just Asperger's and if our nation wants to do something about this problem they need to open their eyes and stop the bullying and such in our schools.  I've had too many school staff members simply shrug their shoulders and tell me they either didn't see the bullying or they were helpless to stop it.  
 
Again, I hurt for everyone involved..............
 

Subject: Re: [aspergers-81] Connecticut Shooting
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Date: Sun, 16 Dec[masked]:08:36 -0500

This is encouraging: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/experts-link-aspergers-violence-17987339#.UM3GhMd2xrM

On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 3:30 AM, January <[address removed]> wrote:
When I was at work today, my coworkers started talking about the shooter having Asperger's. No one I work with knows I have AS. One of them said that he was Autistic, so he obviously had problems. Another person spoke up and said that the spectrum includes a lot of different kinds of people and he doubts it had anything to do with what happened. I kept my mouth shut because I don't really want them to know my private business, but it made me happy to see that some people understand. The other people at my job ignored the guy who stood up for all us weirdos. But it doesn't matter. They will always be stuck in their negative thoughts about all people who are different than themselves. But it's the few people that do understand, and will stand up, that make the difference. And we know the truth. Asperger's did not cause that young man to kill little children.
On Dec 16,[masked]:48 AM, "Pierre Abbat" <[address removed]> wrote:
On Saturday, December 15,[masked]:28:03 Gabriel Gray wrote:
> I play video games too, but that doesn't make me violent. I find television
> too boring (with few exceptions) and I like the problem solving of video
> games as well as the fact that I get to control what is happening on the
> screen.

There are different kinds of video games. Some involve racing a car, some
involve digging tunnels, some involve jumping, and some involve fighting. And
the ones that involve fighting or shooting may not turn violent someone who can
tell fantasy from reality.

They're changing the story again. An earlier story said that Nancy, his
mother, worked at the school and the guard buzzed him in (I had to figure out
what that phrase meant) because he had previously come with her. Now they say
she did not work at the school and he broke in.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57559420/conn-gunman-broke-in-shot-kids-
multiple-times/


Pierre
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