Letters: Jun. 21, 1999

HOW TO SPOT A TROUBLED KID

Of all the school-shooting accounts over the past few years, your story about 15-year-old T.J. Solomon, who fired on his classmates in Conyers, Ga. [SPECIAL REPORT, May 31], was the first to make me feel great sympathy for the shooter. In this case, as in some others, the shooter was being tormented by a popular classmate simply because he was quiet, a situation too many schools allow to go unchecked. I am 35, and still remember being picked on in high school and treated like an outsider. I clearly recall the ambivalent response by my...

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