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Bullying: The cause of the month

Re: “Was bullying to blame?” Leader, March 5.

I doubt it – but it gives people who allegedly knew the victim a chance to posit their cause of the month – in this case, and in this month – bullying.

Then we have some anonymous parent who claims that he/she has special knowledge of the 14-year-old who died ...“He was picked on all the time...”

If this was the case then this anonymous individual failed as both a parent and a human being by doing nothing, though I suspect this just another example of someone who knows absolutely nothing parroting what they have been told versus what they actually know.

I don’t know which is more sad here – the untimely death of this child or the overwhelming urge of unthinking and unknowing people to jump aboard the grief bandwagon.

Next time you have nothing to say – say nothing.

Brian McKenna

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