The 16 year old who jumped down three floors at the Danville courthouse, handcuffed, has died. It looks like suicide. And no Darwin award for that, either.
Call me soft-hearted but this appears to have been the last act of a life gone terribly wrong; he was appearing before the court, charged with beating his father; police in Avon said he'd attempted to escape and had spoken of suicide.
I doubt there is any government (or NGO) fix for this kind of thing; dour statistics tell us the troubled, troublesome and trouble-making will always be with us. But perhaps it's possible to push back a little, one on one.
It's worth a try.
4 weeks ago