[From Kenny Kitzke (2005.11.09)]
<Bjorn Simonsen (2005.11.09, 12:00 EUST)>
<In some time I wish to start a thread where I ask about actions, intended
result of what and accidental side effects.>
Excellent. I changed the subject from “improper actions.”
Along the lines of what news reporters “do” versus what they could do if they accepted PCT, I noticed the following on my News Browser this morning.
There is a written report of a teenage student shooting and killing a Tennessee high school assistant principal and wounding two others. The student has been arrested.
In this report are observations about:
-wounds the shooter incurred with his own gun
-the gun was a 22 caliber hand gun
-where and when the principal was shot and where he died (at the hospital)
-how other administrators and a teacher wrestled with the shooter and took the gun away
-how the administrators acted in accordance with school emergency procedures
-by following the procedure, they kept the situation from getting much worse
-where the other two wounded were shot and their medical condition
-how the school was quickly locked down
-how the rest of the students were searched for weapons as they boarded buses
-there was a huge traffic jam at the school as bus drivers and parents evacuated students
-the school was shut down for the next week
-a pizza delivery driver near the school confirmed the evacuation details
-a parent was scared and terrified waiting for his son to come out of the school
-his wife thought she would have a heart attack driving to the school
-how counseling will be available for the students and teachers
-no decision was yet made as to whether to charge the shooter as an adult or teenager
-a former administrator confirmed that: the wounded were experienced dedicated educators
-all three men shot were family men
-the dead assistant principal was dedicated to the students
-he had been a lieutenant colonel in the Army and began teaching 8 years ago
-how this is the second killing of a school employee (bus driver) in Tennessee this year
-how police arrested 2 middle school students in August who were plotting to kill a teacher
-students said the Principal got to the intercom to lock down the school despite his wound
-the sheriff confirmed the Principal was a tough fellow and did the right thing
-one of the wounded assistants was a physical education teacher and cross country coach before becoming an administrator
Well, we have quite a few observations and perceptions by various observers reported. Without commenting on how significant they are, is there any \HPCT “up a level” comment on “why” the student shooter acted this way? Might we get an idea of why such repulsive behavior was carried out? Would that be significant to school administrators, students, parents, sheriffs, prosecutors, parents, the public?
Bjorn, here is what you might want to expound on: “I don’t know what he was thinking or what his motives were,” Sheriff Ron McClellan said."
Could the reporter ask the Sheriff if he asked the shooter “why” he did what he did? Could the reporter ask to ask the shooter himself? Perhaps in a PCT world? But, perhaps not permitted by the “rule of law?”
When will we learn how to make sense of behavior?