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Readers’ reactions

Published:Tuesday | November 14, 2023 | 12:08 AM

A troubled mind

- Bomb threat emails reveal a desperate cry for help, mental health experts believe

- Perpetrator may be tech-savvy, notes cybercrime specialist

“A very well-written article and appropriate excerpt, this information was handled with so much care by the writer. Praying this individual accepts help and the article helps others.” – @smiley_bynature

“‘A broken individual’. That is a loaded term. Sometimes when we hear of random mass shootings or workplace shootings, we often wonder aloud why. Why would he (she) do this? Perhaps these are broken individuals, too. At this stage, they have nothing to lose and nothing to live for.” – @Zemi66

“I actually was hoping it was a simulation exercise that went viral and blown out of proportion. It’s actually real. When will the simulations happen at institutions and major public centres? There are opportunities in situations like these to take serious the ‘what ifs’.” – @joel_yeahmon

“Why do we like to rationalize such behaviour. Could it just be [that] some people on this earth are twisted and evil because that’s just who they are?” – @Bo4Real2

“No excuses should be made for this terrorist”. – @JonesJones582

“So his childhood was wrought with pain, and instead of seeking help now that he is an adult, he chooses to bring terror and pain upon the heads of others? Before we start bleeding our hearts for him, can we get the side of those children who were traumatised by his actions?” – @sweetjarose

“So, because you were traumatised as a child, you believe the answer is to traumatise more children? Why would you want them to feel even a fraction of what you felt? (That’s even if this story that they emailed is true).” – @letdatsinkin

Readers’ reactions sourced from The Gleaner’s X, formerly Twitter, page. Compiled by Khanique McDaniel