To be sure, the news reports on this story involving Gabby Green give very limited details, and I'm sure the school, who is apparently in the process of being sued by the parents of this child, will have a lot to say in their own defense, if only to deny that they had any krnowledge of the problem, or to dispute the contention that some of their own staff was involved in the bullying.
But make no mistake; the nature of the messages that this girl was receiving from her peers is chilling.
How Bad the Bullying of this Particular Teen Girl Became
Is it normal for teens (or anyone for that matter) to repeatedly urge someone that they know is going through a tough time that
"Nobody likes you ... You should just kill yourself."
These kids encouraged this girl, Gabbie Green, to hang herself and said
"If you’re going to do it, just do it."
That was followed up by these teens creating and posting memes of her with a gun to her head.
Has the World Become That Different?
I certainly witnessed, and was subject to, my fair share of bullying when I was a teenager. Candidly, however, I never witnessed anything approaching the scope and severity of the bullying we're seeing in these news stories now.
Naturally, that makes me question: What is going wrong with the education of these teens who are absolutely merciless in their bullying?
Are they individual "bad seeds," or is there something more widespread that is amiss in the parenting and schooling of these children, who seem to lack a fundamental moral compass?