For kitten_smitten, the child I was referring to I think has other problems on top of his ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) , which technically is called ADHD for him (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), the 2 are different. I dont know what the other medical problems are, but no he doesnt just have ADHD. He was in a special education school his whole life, the regular schools couldnt handle his behavior, and he fell so far behind on his grades because his concentration was so poor, so he was put in a special school, which worked out great for him.
I was using him as an example of how a child with a disability may not act like a child who is "normal" so to speak. In his case he can get violent very quickly with little provoction. I dont know how to explain it better what I meant to say, but this whole case with the 3rd graders should be looked at a little differently if the children may have a disability which also may impair there judgement or behavior.
Especially if the morons in the media keep spreading misinformation, encouraging stigmas and propagating stereotype.
I'd like to reply to that, because not only do I know someone with ADHD and someone with severe Autism, I myself have ADHD and have also been in special classes and on medication, i've met all types of people with all types of disabilities, sometimes even I was afraid of some of them growing up, when they got angry, you best get out of there way! We were all sort of the outcasts just because we had a disability, so we kind of stuck together and found it hard to make friends. I know all about steriotypes believe me!
But being I have experience with this sort of disability, I do think that IF these children had ADD, it played some part in there behavior and why they sought out for revenge so far. Plus, if they did have parents who were anti-medication, that could explain why there behavior got so out of control.
And also, the person I know with ADHD is a relative of mine, him and I both are in our 20's and the same age. I graduated High School and went to College, he also graduated High School but a few years later than me. He is not allowed to get his license, so he rides his bike to work each day. He repairs computers, and although he had trouble sitting down and learning, he had been able to fix radios,tv's, and video games since he was no older than 10 and without any help! So that is pretty cool and goes to show that even with a disability, you can have a great gift! Me I study alot on animals and know all sorts of stuff, plus I like to make my own movies for fun.