Bailey Gwynne ‚Äì Case Concluded – What will change?
At 13:19pm on the 28th October 2015, Student Bailey Gwynne was stabbed by another pupil, during a lunch time altercation. (Check out website blog 21 ‚Äòyet another school stabbing‚Äô). It was said that the boys had a dispute over some biscuits and the argument resembled nothing more than a bit of banter, and yet the mood turned very sour and out-of-the-blue. A knife was pulled, resulting in the death of a student. It has been five months since the tragic and quite obsolete event has happened, and the pupil accused of the incident has been found guilty of culpable homicide. In case you are wondering what the difference is between culpable homicide (also known as manslaughter) and a murder charge, murder is killing a human with intent to kill, whereas culpable homicide refers to a negligent killing of a human. Culpable homicide is a lesser charge, so the sentence will be reduced compared to a murder charge. The convicted child has had issues in the past with violence, and was known to also bring a knuckle duster into school, trying to look cool and ‚Äòfit-in‚Äô to a society struggling to accept him. The fact that the convicted teenager has had previous issues with violence and that these barbaric weapons have been brought into school in the first place, rings alarm bells. Why hasn‚Äôt this child been closely monitored by staff? Why have the issues of this child been overlooked?
What the teenager has done to Bailey is completely insane, in an environment where no pupil or teacher for that matter, should feel threatened. And the fact that the row escalated over sharing biscuits makes the situation uncanny. The convicted teenager‚Äôs computer was confiscated and later revealed websites on ‚Äòhow to get rid of pests‚Äô. This could be a clear sign that the teenager was deeply distressed and confused in the head. Could more have been done to prevent this incident happening?
A moment of madness has had such an impact. The guilty teen showed remorse and concern, directly after, along with fear and severity of what he had done. But this does not warrant the courage he built up to commit the action that he did, and it‚Äôs hard not to question if it was deliberate that Bailey was stabbed through the heart‚Ä¶ which if it was‚Ä¶ surly the convicted teen should be facing a murder charge as that would be intent to kill. how are schools going to prevent another event like this happening??¬†I have left a link to the BBC news website for more info on this story.
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