A 14-year-old from Calgary was arrested back in April for threatening to kill two of his teachers on the Anniversary of Columbine. Recently the charges against him were dropped after he agreed to what the article calls one-year peace bond.
The peace bond requires the teenager to report to a probation officer, reside with his parents and not have any contact with the two teachers or any students involved in the matter.
He’s also not allowed to go within one city block of the southwest junior high school he once attended, use the Internet without supervision or come into contact with any firearms.
My beef here isn’t with the kid because he told his parents who went and got him help. However as the headline states he came to the conclusion that he wanted to kill his teachers after viewing Michael Moore’s ‘documentary’ Bowling for Columbine.
This isn’t the first time I’ve posted about a potential threat against a school that wasn’t in some way influenced by the film. Yet you never hear the media speaking out about the movie. It’s always video games or violent movies that they usually cite as the cause.
Do I think Michael Moore’s disgrace of a film caused this kid to want to shoot his teachers? No, of course not. I just think if people are going to get into an uproar about video games and the like they should be getting into an uproar about this film as well.