Anonymous asked this question on 3/31/2000:
My son was in his home studying at his desk (junior in college) when the front door burst open and another student (known to him from fraternity) ran in and started beating him. He ran out when he realized there was a girl sitting at the next desk screaming. He went outside and slashed the tires on my son's car. My husband and I called this boy's father who said he would talk with his son and said he would assure us this would never happen again. I called this boy(age 21) who admitted he was wrong, mishandled his anger, didn't offer to apologize or talk things over and refused to see a therapist. I called the father and told him he had two choices: His son would see a therapist of our choice and follow a prescribed treatment plan or I would be going to the District Attorney to file charges. (The father responded that I was being unreasonable and that "boys will be boys"). I don't know if this kid is more than a product of poor parenting skills, no ability to handle his anger, and in denial about his drug and alcohol abuse which I believe contributed to his irrationality. The father agreed to talk it over with his son, but told me I was blowing it up out of proportion. I want to know if this kid is more than a hothead and has a mentally unbalanced state that could lead to further attacks.
cruzmsl gave this response on 3/31/2000:
Well im sorry to hear about this immaturity. It's real simple. He's a 21 year old ADULT! He needs to be thrown in jail, there is no excuse for him beating others because he cannot handle his temper. He resorts to "daddy" to get him out of these problems, and as long as daddy gets him out, he will continue to wreak havok on anyone! I have thrown punks like him in jail tons of times because they feel they are above the law, but I tell you, they get out a changed person...especially if they go in on the weekends. I hope you don't feel I am making aharsh decision, I am only going on experience in dealing with these adults. Have you ever thought how much worse it would be if he gets drunk? Yes he is of legal age. Call the cops, file on him and watch him change his attitude, thats why we have laws, for people like him. Don't wait until something worse happens or someone else gets hurt, do it as soon as possible. Kids will be kids...yeah right..4 year olds, not 21 year old men. Good luck Ed
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