Α 10-year-old girl has been shot and injured with a riffle by her 14-year-old brother while playing in their grandfather’s home in a village in Amaliada, Peloponnese, on Friday morning.
According to doctors at the Patras hospital where the girl was rushed, she has a serious piercing wound in the thigh and is expected to undergo a surgery.
Local media ilialive.gr reported that the children were playing when the brother took the grandfather hunting rifle, a single-barreled shotgun that was lo9aded and shot at his sister “for fun.”
According to information, the fact that the 14-year-old could not raise the rifle any higher prevented the worst and so the shrapnel from the shot found the girl in the thigh.
Police has arrested both the grandfather for improper storage of the gun and the girl’s brother.
The incident is being initially declared as “accident.”
PS violence among teenagers is getting out of control here in the country. It must be the traumas from the pandemic lockdowns?….
It is the grandfather who is to blame in this case, not the teenager boy! Because:
1. The rifle should have been locked up in the first place.
2. It was loaded! You never store a rifle loaded, you take out the cartrige before you put it away!
Teenage violence is on the rise here in Toronto too. 6 teenage girls killed a homeless man “for something to do ” They just arrested a group of kids who were robbing variety stores-the youngest was 12.
As a high-school teacher I can tell you that behaviour is awful, they never stop talking (even after you tell them), they are constantly on their phones scrolling tiktok, and the amount of work I do is less than before because they cannot focus. But they are also mentally and emotionally fragile, more than teenagers normally are anyway.
The pandemic has a lot to answer for. Online learning has a lot to answer for. Whatever was in the bottle got out and it’s not going back in. Maybe the children who started kindergarten in the past 2 years will finally be “normal “. The education system here is having serious re thinking about fundamental issues.
thanks for sharing this. violence among teens tends to be kind of a “new pandemic”. also in Germany two girls, aged 13, murdered another of the same age, ten days ago.
Glad you found it useful I neglected to add that our classes contain 30 students. As a teacher I find it hilarious when I read/ hear that teachers can’t control classes of 15.
Oh and I’m having a performance review this year as well.
A child before it reaches puberty has seen thousands of enacted murders and acts of violence in movies and on social media. What do you think that does to a child’s brain? Or to the brain of an adult for that matter? There is so much trash on TV. Not to mention the “reality TV”, soap operas and game shows.
These are all about conflict, competition and confrontation. I don’t have a TV but sometimes I watch it when I visit family or friends (because for some reason the TV must always be on). What a trash!
As Bruce Springsteen sang it: “57 channels and nothing’s on”.
Or the song by the Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy: Television, The Drug Of The Nation
In my experience, very few kids are watching TV. However, the TV has been replaced by other screens (ipad, cell phone). Kids in strollers are given a phone to keep them quiet, because heaven forbid a parent interact or deal with them when they are out – especially for “kafedaki “. And then, when the kid gets its own phone what they watch is not monitored. 8 year old boys are being influenced by Andrew Tate!
I don’t think there is a time when children have NOT seen violence. My mother lived through the war. My grandparents were refugees from Asia Minor. But they -and I and my children- grew up hearing NO and not getting everything we wanted bought for us as soon as we asked for it. There are parents who NEVER say no, and therein lies the difference.
Smart phones are a curse.
And living and seeing violence in real life is different than seeing it on TV or smart phones. Seeing it “virtually” without experiencing the fear and real emotions that come with it, insensitizes people to violence. That is why we now also see that there are people willing to risk global nuclear war. The generations that actually lived through the horrors of war are no longer in power.