|Quoting scbriml (Reply 6):|
Unfortunately, someone ill enough to end their own life is not 'thinking normally'. I've seen clinical depression far closer than I would chose to. It was mind-bending for me and I wasn't the sufferer. I have every sympathy for those kids, but it's pointless using a rational mind to try and understand or analyse why he did it that way.
I know this well, having been in the situation myself. There was, despite a huge absence of rational thinking at that time, still some degree of cognition of the method enacted. He clearly had the wits to pick up the gun and make his way to that place to do the deed, and he could have just done it at home.
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