Reader: Columbine tragedy still resonates because being an American teen sucks
When sharing our recent post about Natalie Carpenter, a Connecticut teen jailed for making threats against schools apparently inspired by the Columbine tragedy, we asked why so many remain obsessed with the shooting nearly fifteen years after it happened. Readers responded with plenty of passionate theories, including this one.
Mario Cianca Betancourt writes:
To be a teenager sucks. In this country, teens can't drink, can't go to most venues, are kicked out from places. Are treated like stupid kids. Unfortunately, lots of kids feel the same desperation, loneliness and anger of Columbine's. Instead of pointing fingers at these kids, we should ask, "What's society doing wrong? What are parents doing wrong?"
Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.
For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Westword's biggest stories.