Tuesday, January 24, 2006

4 Teens Make Killer Movie

4 Philadelphia teens got out of school early Friday, were bored, and decided to make a movie. This would be a special movie, though. This would be a movie of them killing a man.

The four teens started the tape with 2 minutes of talking about the weather, the early day from school, and their idea to kill a random person. “Just pick somebody out, anybody out,” one student said on the tape. And they did, fnding a 30 year old Drexel engineering student, beating him up, breaking his jaw, and throwing him in front of a moving car. Each teen took turns holding the camera while the other three attacked the random man.

The man survived, suffering a broken jaw. And today the teens were arrested and the tape found. All four have been expelled from school and are being charged with attempted murder. Teenagers! It’s amazing how young it begins, kids perpetrating random violence for kicks. I guess we should expect it; the kids are only emulating the violence they’re seeing throughout the world. But it’s hard to believe just how bad it’s gotten.

I have no idea what the solution is here. I would like to think that we should be able to educate the kids, teach them the real value of a peaceful society. But do they get it? Can they really understand the possibilities that a peaceful society would provide? I guess I can only hope.

Posted by Scottage at 12:19 PM / | |