Here’s my contribution to National Bullying Prevention Month (which is in October).
In the Season 2 episode Jimmy of Static Shock, a kid named Jimmy Osgood is pushed too far when a bully named Nick Connor picks on him, along with his friends Kevin and Ray. Unfortunately, this leads Jimmy to do the very same thing that many other kids I’ve read about who were bullied did — use a gun in order to put a stop to the teasing, once and for all.
Even more unfortunate is the fact that a gun is exactly what Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (aka the Trenchcoat Mafia), as well as Seung-Hui Cho, used to create a school shooting at Columbine High School in 1999 and at Virginia Tech in 2007, respectively.
If Nick, Kevin and Ray had heard of those three guys, the…Read more >