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Years joining me now to go behind -- mind of the murderer to understand.
What is going on here.
Two leading psychological experts that we are pleased to talk with.
Whenever serious and important and complex issues and present themselves -- us.
Psychotherapist doctor -- one where doctor -- guard there psychologist assistant clinical professor -- college.
-- -- Robert let me Begin with you -- -- -- this seems like it's happening more and more -- statistically.
It's the inverse things are actually getting better.
Right so I think whenever a story like this heads.
There's a lot of news surrounding -- and it's very frightening it's almost slate.
When an airplane crashes it's more likely that you'll be in a car crash but you know these things -- so rarely in their statistically.
But they're big news because it's frightening and very big story.
In the big news here is a young man who -- given every indication of being.
A person who -- put.
The safety -- the lives of other students at risk.
It was no.
Yet this incident occurred.
How can it be.
It still continues to happen I I think when we.
We see very disturbed young people.
Putting the messages out there I think -- -- messages out on FaceBook about now to kill others.
And he doesn't he he said he used the phrase di -- all of beaten -- And I first of all it's it sends along bells all over the place of course red flags all over the place but when people see that a lot of these statements are made.
And nothing happens then they say well he's disturbed these angry but he's not really going to act out and I think the lesson to be learned here is.
Anyone says anything like that you've got to get them immediate help immediate attention and not take that from -- I think -- -- way.
Really good morning sometimes kids seem depressed or seem at risk yet they would never shoot and kill anybody.
But you're right I mean when these phrases are put out there it's a serious sign that need to.
Be taken very seriously seeing reports all the time someone being fired -- that's an athlete whether it's.
Bank error whomever it might be on -- because they -- say something on Twitter account.
Or FaceBook whatever it may be the social media and there's a response.
With -- seems is an appropriate now that we have schools monitoring social media accounts.
Of -- it's a great idea an absolutely great idea because.
Everybody needs to be involved this have to be a community issue so that if anyone sees anything that's.
Of concern -- -- -- there's a place to report these at risk kids so that they aren't -- their own future in killing off other people.
In in what is terrible here to me.
That the treasury like this can be compound it it is the fact that this young man.
Looking at the portray that he was writing this is a talented young man right.
-- And I don't know one of his history is we probably won't know for some time -- but we know that he was an an institution for troubled young folks just like himself.
Yes it didn't work how was -- that we see a young man like the slipped through.
88 a social network.
Network if you will that societies constructed -- filled with good psychologist bright and able and caregivers.
And the result is that.
Here's the scary thank you very hard to predict.
Murderous behavior especially if the kid doesn't have a murderous -- And so you have to -- science to look -- the person preoccupied with death with killing people do they have access to firearms.
Today have a history of depression.
Do they have a parent who's been in out of prison and.
What we saw with this young -- -- get what we so what this young man the signs were there he came from that background it was domestic violence in the home.
He had issues with learning disabilities with behavior issues the school that he was in alternative school for youth at risk perhaps didn't have the right mechanisms in place I see it all the time -- Our hi -- when he when they go into these institutions -- these places.
But it's still not enough because they need more.
And the school was very fortunate to have idea assistant Coach who had great courage -- -- -- stepped in.
-- and let's talk in the next few days about those who have the guts the courage and judgment.
To protect others because he is these -- true you're amazing man thank you both well thank you -- to have you here alright.
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