How scary. If I were to have a child today, I would strongly consider private or home schooling if finances could support that.
Years ago when my son was bullied in school, I arrived and raised h...ll. I asked, "What is this!...Lord of the Flies?" The teachers were no where to be found.
Since I was in high school in the 60's, it seems that the level of violence has escalated and been magnified through the rapid evolution of media. I do believe that we create the media - and the media creates us.