Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Jasper Place Public Library Terminal #I, Edmonton, Alberta
January XVIIth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
Edmonton Sun Columnist Andrew Hanon has it right on IIday. There is absolutely no place in today's society IV bullying. Either cyberbullying &/or face II face bullying. Its just absolutely intolerable no matter what. Here we have a XIX year old charged with murdering poor XVII year old Niko Arlia, a former St. Joseph's Catholic High School student. The event happened during a brawl at a community hall party, plus his body was dumped a block away like common trash like he meant nothing. I mean talk about inhumane. I strongly agree with Mr. Hanon's point that parents must teach their kids about being responsible with technology & to use it IV good & not evil. Furthermore, they must learn to respect not only their own life, but all human life & learn that bullying & killing will get you nowhere. That killing will in fact lead II heavy consequences. Kudos should be given to Lori Nagy of Edmonton Catholic Schools & St. Joseph's School staff IV suspending kids who made revenge death threats. Violence can just sow more counter violence & thats not right!
Source: The Edmonton Sun, Andrew Hanon.