Is the Parkland shooter a monster?

Many of you won’t like this.

But I think the shooter may have acted like a monster, but deep down he was a deeply troubled individual and the product of a culture that simply wants to dismiss troubled children as “not my problem.” According to current reports, the shooter was a person with autism, suffered from depression, and had just lost his mother. (It’s important to note that those who suffer mental illness are no more likely to be violent than the general population.)

He was also adopted so we don’t know much about his early history. Many kids who … Read more...