said he’s considering charging the parents of one of the two girls arrested in the case because they’re in “total denial.”
Yeah I saw “Total Denial” in my Criminal Code Book listed right under “He Is An Asshole”. Both carry terms of 5 to 10 years..........
That's gettin' off easy. My 24YO is still living at home. Believe me, it's a point of contention with my wife. I'm the A-hole in the family, but I'm Old School and I was raised that way.
Perhaps it's unfair, but I don't give a hoot. When I was 24, I'd already been a Platoon Leader nearly a year and a half. At 26, I was the S-4 (Supply Officer) of an Air Defense Artillery battalion.
My daughter just turned 26, and has been out of college a few years. In her eyes, I'm a freakin' genius now, as compared to 5-6 years ago.
I didn't mean to make light of the situation. Being a parent is a life sentence, and these parents were blind to what was going on with their daughters.
I've been teaching 6th graders at my parish over 15 years (Old Testament), and we spend a lot of class time dealing with bullying, gossiping, etc. For the life of me, I don't recall any student of mine in all those years that possessed those soul-less eyes.
I borrow a phrase from Francisco d'Anconia in his discussions with Hank Rearden: I give my students the words they will need for the time(s) they will need them. IOW, I try to arm them for the battles they will face, as teens, as young Catholics.
Apologies for digressing.