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Teen teasing can be deadly

With all the press and TV coverage of the Santee, Calif., high school tragedy, I have never seen anyone talk about the peers at the high school who made fun of the killer "because he was short and scrawny."

It seems to me that one thing counselors could bring out to this age group is that snide, sarcastic, personally bashing remarks (unfortunately, the same things talk show hosts — especially late-night — are cheered and paid big salaries to say about anyone) are not fair or acceptable, especially toward a new child moving from another area. Those students who made fun of the Santee shooter should feel real remorse and hopefully never make those kind of remarks about anyone ever again!

I've also noticed the father has never been quoted.

Judith Jardine

Salt Lake City