I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, most teenagers are stupid. It’s not their fault though. Between having zero real-life experience and the fact that most parents today all think their children are some kind of protegé they never really had a chance. Having said that it does not surprise me that Facebook groups supporting Jared Cano have popped up.
Cano is the 17-year-old who has been arrested for allegedly plotting a bomb attack on Freedom High School in Tampa.
I went to some of these groups and again I was not surprised to see some of the messages of support for the would-be mass murderer. They were mostly from angst-ridden teens who have no idea how the law works. In their mind, they think that since he was caught before he could carry out the plot that he shouldn’t be arrested. I guess in their minds that people shouldn’t be arrested for attempted murder.
Another sentiment was that he was never going to go through with the plot. Also not the brightest thought. Not only was he caught with extensive and dangerous bomb-making materials but he had a long history with the Tampa police. I have no doubt that he would have at least tried to make his attack. I don’t think he would have been all that successful though.
Lastly, I saw a lot of The Myth rearing its ugly head. A bunch of people are saying on these Facebook groups are saying that Cano was bullied. I seriously doubt it and I have seen no report of that. Someone who was previously arrested for carrying a concealed firearm and altering the serial number on a firearm is probably not only a bully themselves but sounds like a career criminal.
Don’t worry kids, you’ll grow out of your stupid. I know I was stupid at that age and I grew out of it. And if you don’t grow out of it? Well, someone has to make the fries.