Not so long ago, a teen got shot in front of my house because of some gang issue.
In fact, according to state data collected in 2013, 20 percent of students said they’d been in a physical beef in the past year and 7 percent reported gang involvement.
The roots of teen violence extend deeply.
As I see it, people can commit violence because they are angry or lonely or desperate or feel inferior.
Their family upbringing and neighborhood environment also play a part.
In addition, some teens can’t distinguish between harsh scenarios portrayed in movies or video games and what goes down in real life.