I have always felt that society — by it’s inaction and apathy — helps create misguided (sick) individuals, who end up committing such horrendous acts, such as that tragedy which occurred at Sandy Hook.
We need to put in place a system (costly initially in $ yes, but the cost cannot be compared to all the innocent deaths) that will help identify and then work with any troubled individuals…to get them to become a healthy member of society.
Such a system is costly in time, effort, funding…but so much healthier and cheaper ultimately…..while we have many other areas of societal concern that need to be addressed (helping the homeless, the disabled, foster children, drug addicts, etc.), identifying and helping these children should be of primary importance going forward.
Social and Emotional Learning is one important step in that direction.
Love and Peace