Letter: Abbotsford school killing prompts societal concerns

Much is being said in the media about the tragic killing of a young girl at her school.

Dear Editor:

Much is being said in the media about the tragic killing of a young girl at her school.

There will also be a lot discussion about whether or not schools are safe places.

It needs to be said that there were at least two people displaying sociopathic behaviour that day, the one holding the knife and the other holding a cell phone.

What kind of society are we living in when the response to violence is to whip out a phone to record and upload to social media.

Are we becoming so desensitized to the pain of others? Why?

Is it because we see so much pain and violence on our screens? Is there a moment of egocentric thrill in being the first to post?

Much will be said about the perpetrator but we need to also take a hard look at the mental health of our society as a whole.

S. Cooper

Summerland