I killed my best friend

19 Jan

A new student was supposed to start at the school. We had recieved the preliminary information, seemed like the usual troubled teen. It was arranged for him to come and look around, with his parents, then usually the start date was set for the following week.

Then the awful information came through.

He had an argument with his friend at the weekend. Apparently, it was over a girl. rumour was that the girl had cheated on him with his best friend, so he went to challenge him about it. Somehow an argument ensued, who knows how the knife became involved, but all we know is that he stabbed him to death.

Now, he is in prison for murder. Aged 14.

I expect he didnt mean to kill him, but then, with a knife on your person, what else do you mean to do with it?

Knife crime is a massive teen problem. I just simply can’t understand the logic behind ‘I needed it to protect myself’ I wish someone in that kind of situation would explain it to me because when you carry a knife, as far as i can see it there can only be one possible outcome.


2 Responses to “I killed my best friend”

  1. Deven Black (@devenkblack) January 19, 2011 at 11:09 #

    Oh, how horrible. Fourteen should be the beginning of life, not the end of it. Interesting how the same argument for carrying guns, “to protect myself,” is now used to justify carry knives. I wonder, are the teen knife-carriers going to graduate to toting guns?

  2. nuuutymel January 19, 2011 at 18:36 #

    who knows Deven, its so tragic, but I expect, more common than we would like it to be. I really don't know what the answer is, and when I have asked the teenagers, both in and not in this kind of life / situation, they dont know either.

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