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The Age of Autism in the Age of Shooters

Elephant puzzleThere's an elephant in the classroom. Last week, I wrote about the UNC shooter, whose father recorded his son's autism in a letter to his daughter.   Our AofA readers have children across the length and breadth of the spectrum, no matter what we call it. We work hard to protect our kids, and to teach those who are able to participate in the mainstream world, how to navigate in a way that they can keep themselves safe.  It seems the Colorado STEM school was a perfect example of the state of education that our Anne Dachel records in her website Loss 0f Brain Trust. Boys, young men, and in this latest shooting, a gender-fluid female who prefers a male identification.  Read the clip below. No matter how smart, how savvy in math, technology and science, if the students have significant behaviors and aggression, what is their future? And how to we protect those around them? I hope some brave journalist (Oh, Dan Olmsted, how we miss you) will find a way to access health records for diagnoses and medications. Mostly medications. 

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STEM School Parents Warned The District Of Their Security Concerns Months Before Shooting

In a 242-page document submitted to the school board and to Douglas County Superintendent Thomas Tucker in December, a group of parents allege there was inadequate attention paid to the needs of students with behavioral and other special needs.

The document cites “severe student safety and mental health concerns” in the 2018-2019 school year, but because of confidentiality, it doesn’t provide more details. It claims that students with potential behavioral challenges, such as autism, don’t have appropriate accommodations including supervision and that “this inherently puts other students at risk.” The document was authored and compiled by current STEM School parents.

The school has an unusually high number of gifted students, who often require higher levels of mental and social health support.

Comments

Aimee Doyle

@Bob - very interesting article that you linked to. Thanks for sharing.

Heartbreaking.

Grace Green

Aimee,
Maybe all those pollutants cause poisoning, but vaccines cause disease, as in, destroying the immune system?

Aimee Doyle

@Annie - "Vaccines are the weapons of mass disease causing the use of weapons of mass destruction."

I agree that vaccines can cause brain injury and death. But don't you think that other pollutants in air, water, food (e.g. pesticides, herbicides, mercury in air from coal plants, lead in water, ala Flint, Michigan) also cause injury to children's brains and bodies? And aren't psychotropic medications a problem too?

I just don't think vaccines are the only problem. I'm curious why you let all these other toxins off the hook.

Bob Moffit

@ go Trump

"Any such thing as a drug free school shooter ?"

This may help answer your question:

https://www.ladailypost.com/content/brief-history-psychotropic-drugs-prescribed-mass-murderers

Science is pure.  People are corrupt.

Sometimes an article on here cuts through the emotional barrier. The picture of the elephant is very similar to one that I was tasked to draw at a children's event at the local library when I was about four, when children were healthy and the notion of a school shooting lay beyond the darkest regions of the imagination of any parent. What a ghastly place the world has become.

go Trump

Would be interesting to have a drug history & the dollar value of all the DRUGS that have been given to various school shooters over the years.

Any such thing as a drug free school shooter ? What is now the total typical drug use of the typical US kindergarten class ?

annie

Aimee

Vaccines are the weapons of mass disease causing the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Montana NAR

Bob - Thanks for the link re drugs prescribed to mass murderers.

I can hear the protestations now: Correlation does not equal causation. However, if no honest studies are done, answers and solutions must be conjectured.

One question we need to ask is why so many children and adults need these pharma-psycho SSRI and related drugs?

Personally, I suspect vaccines and their poisons and contaminants and lab-manufactured pathogens are at the top of the list.

Shelley Tzorfas

About a decade ago I authored an article,"More Children Are Getting Shot; Are You Ready to Talk About the Real Root Cause Now?" It can be found in my smaller book,"https://www.amazon.com/Road-Too-Often-Traveled-Disabilities/dp/1484135849/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=The+Road+Too+Often+Traveled%3B+A+Collection+of+articles+on+Learning+Disabilities.+%22&qid=1557768596&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
Here are some paragraphs taken from the article
.."Some people think that guns are to blame, others think that single mom's are to blame; some believe that just the psychiatric medications are to blame followed by the problems of genetically altered foods, video games, but these issues contribute to today's problems, and are not at the core."
When you inject so many poisons into a developing nervous system, even in utero, it can head towards the brain and cause mini-strokes.. The previously mentioned toxic adjuvant chemicals forever alter the children's ability to regulate themselves via temperature, mood, feelings, and more. I long for the "good old days" when the only drug dealer we worried about was the kid up the street. Remember vaccines are. drugs. People in white coats are drugging kids."
"Enough time has lapsed to see the results of over-vaccinating our kids- they have become chronically ill, increasingly threatening to themselves, their parents, schools, neighborhoods...."
"Is it any wonder that these already chemically brain damaged children who wound up requiring psychiatric medications for conditions ultimately caused by their vaccines commit such violent crimes..." ... "Let's put the needles down and stop shooting innocent kids thereby rolling back the need for psychiatric medication, because after all-Less is more."

Shelley Tzorfas

About a decade ago I authored an article,"More Children Are Getting Shot; Are You Ready to Talk About the Real Root Cause Now?" It can be found in my smaller book,"https://www.amazon.com/Road-Too-Often-Traveled-Disabilities/dp/1484135849/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=The+Road+Too+Often+Traveled%3B+A+Collection+of+articles+on+Learning+Disabilities.+%22&qid=1557768596&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
Here are some paragraphs taken from the article
.."Some people think that guns are to blame, others think that single mom's are to blame; some believe that just the psychiatric medications are to blame followed by the problems of genetically altered foods, video games, but these issues contribute to today's problems, and are not at the core."
When you inject so many poisons into a developing nervous system, even in utero, it can head towards the brain and cause mini-strokes.. The previously mentioned toxic adjuvant chemicals forever alter the children's ability to regulate themselves via temperature, mood, feelings, and more. I long for the "good old days" when the only drug dealer we worried about was the kid up the street. Remember vaccines are. drugs. People in white coats are drugging kids."
"Enough time has lapsed to see the results of over-vaccinating our kids- they have become chronically ill, increasingly threatening to themselves, their parents, schools, neighborhoods...."
"Is it any wonder that these already chemically brain damaged children who wound up requiring psychiatric medications for conditions ultimately caused by their vaccines commit such violent crimes..." ... "Let's put the needles down and stop shooting innocent kids thereby rolling back the need for psychiatric medication, because after all-Less is more."

Aimee Doyle

@Bob -

I get that knives can be a problem. You can certainly kill with a knife. However, it is harder to take down ten people with a knife than with an assault weapon. Also, with knives you generally have to be close to the victim to injure or kill, giving the victim a possible fighting chance, or at least giving others that chance to stop the guy with the knife. Guns can kill at a distance. Hence, my thought that more gun control would help. Yes, knives can be thrown, but it takes a lot of skill to throw a knife, and once a person has thrown it, that knife is gone as a weapon. Not so with guns, that can be reloaded.

I do agree with you that a variety of brain insults - vaccination, chemicals in our environment (food, air, water), psychotropic medications can trigger violent behavior. How such behavior finds expression depends on the tools at hand. I agree that this is the underlying problem that needs to be addressed - however, there seems to be little political will to do this either. Profit matters more. And campaign contributions even more.

Having teachers conceal carry - the vast majority of teachers don't want to do this. I see problems with on one hand, keeping the guns available in case a shooter attacks, and at the same time keeping guns secure enough so the kids can't get at them. I read that there was an armed security guard at the Parkland shooting - and there doesn't seem to be much evidence that when there are arms available, they prevent mass shootings. Here's one article with food for thought.

https://www.thetrace.org/2019/04/guns-armed-guards-school-shootings/

annie

Too many guns coupled with a wave of psychotropic meds = perfect storm of violence and murder. There also seems to be a gateway year(s) for the epidemic of gun violence. Wonder what that correlates with? Just sayin’.

Bob Moffit

@ Aimee

"I do think, though, that reducing the number of guns would result in a decrease in school shootings. For example, Britain has equivalent rates of autism (and undoubtedly, mental health issues related to over-vaccination), but I haven't read that it has mass shootings the way the US does.

London has very strict gun control laws .. but … instead of guns .. violent attacks have increased .. the weapon of choice by perpetrators is now knives. Hence .. London is now seeking to ban knives .. as this article says:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/04/09/london-mayor-knife-control/500328002/

@ Maurine

"Scarier still, the governor of Florida just signed a bill allowing school teachers the right to carry loaded guns into the classroom. More guns to to stop the guns. My first thought is that the black boys and the special ed kids will be the most vulnerable to some crazed shooting teacher. Terrifying.
Maurine"

I don't think it an accident the vast majority of mass shootings occur in well-known "gun free zones" .. schools, churches, etc .. as the old saying goes .. "it takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun". No good guy … bad guy wins until that good guy finally arrives to stop him.

With all due respect .. I don't think I have ever heard of an incident involving a "crazed shooting teacher"? I also don't understand why "black boys and special ed kids" would be the "most vulnerable" for the teacher to attack?

Rebminn

Britain does have high rates of other crimes, with other weapons, such as knives. There are already states who allow teachers to conceal carry and they have not seen an uptick in violence.

Maurine Meleck

Scarier still, the governor of Florida just signed a bill allowing school teachers the right to carry loaded guns into the classroom. More guns to to stop the guns. My first thought is that the black boys and the special ed kids will be the most vulnerable to some crazed shooting teacher. Terrifying.
Maurine

Aimee Doyle

@Bob - you're absolutely right that more attention needs to be given to mental health and to problematic medications.

I do think, though, that reducing the number of guns would result in a decrease in school shootings. For example, Britain has equivalent rates of autism (and undoubtedly, mental health issues related to over-vaccination), but I haven't read that it has mass shootings the way the US does.

Bob Moffit

"I hope some brave journalist (Oh, Dan Olmsted, how we miss you) will find a way to access health records for diagnoses and medications. Mostly medications."

Amen to that.

This article is very informative regarding "medications" connected to just about EVERY mass school shooting in the country covering DECADES .. reading it makes it all the more frustrating that in every instance of school shootings .. the GUN is usually the first focus of discussion .. make, caliber, how and where obtained, etc .. and .. GUN CONTROL is given as the ONLY solution to these ever increasing tragedies.

https://www.ladailypost.com/content/brief-history-psychotropic-drugs-prescribed-mass-murderers

In my humble opinion .. "prescribed medications" aka "psychotropic (SSRI) drugs" .. serve more as the TRIGGER than the trigger on the gun.

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