When you think about teenagers, the words hope, strength, beauty, proud would come to your mind. However, due to a number of terrible events in which teens are involved, for the word “teens” for some people represent a nightmare.
Teens involved in school mass shooting, kidnapping, fights, and many other types of crime, make people be on alert about this problem.
Last week, a 59-year-old man was beaten to death in Maryland. Then, sad news of a 13-year-old boy who died in a similar attack in California was spread all over the world. Both attacks involved teens.
John Marvin Weed went to the annual fair in Maryland with his family where a group of teens approached him and asked him for a dollar. Weed refused to give them what they asked, so they beat him unconscious.
The prosecutor said the teens were angry Weed would not give them a dollar bill, and that’s when they allegedly hit him in the head.
“There was some sort of dialogue that ensued after that that made it a negative situation. There was a punch that was delivered to the back of the head by the 16-year-old, at that point in time there was a number of minutes that elapsed after that at which point in time, you all saw the video, the younger 15-year-old came flying through, lands a deadly blow to the victim,” said Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith.
Smith said video shows one of the suspects spitting on the victim after punching him. Weed never regained consciousness. First responders rushed him to Shock Trauma in Baltimore where he later died.
Another case is very similar. A 13-year-old boy was an attacked at a Moreno Valley Middle School last week. Two teenagers beat him to death.
A cellphone video that circulated on social media showed the boy being hit in the face by one boy, then sucker-punched on the side of his head by another. The second punch caused him to fall and hit his head against a pillar.
What is the problem? Is it spiritual or something related to the family nucleus?
All these terrible events teens are causing prove something is happening inside of them, and violence is the best way they find to show it. But this is not the solution. Whether the problem is spiritual or related to the family nucleus, something must be done. Many innocent people are dying due to this teens behavior and authorities, parents, and religious people must be on alert and join to solve the problem.
Here’s a local news report on the attack in Maryland: