Are You Raising A Monster?

September 27, 2011 Updated Sep 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM EDT

By WKBW News

September 27, 2011 Updated Sep 27, 2011 at 10:43 PM EDT

As if the suicide of 14-year old Jamey Rodemeyer isn't sad enough, but to hear that the teens who taunted him to death are still making ugly rants is just unbearable.

News came out today that Rodemeyer's sister was at a homecoming event at school last week, when bullies began chanting that Jayme was better off dead.

What's wrong with some of our kids today?

Who is raising these monsters?

What does this say about society?

All of these questions are rattling around in my brain.

We all know that bullying is nothing new, but I can't recall anytime when I was growing up anyone saying that somebody else would be better off dead.

Where are these kids getting this from?

No doubt most of it is coming from home. If parents disrespect each other or other people, it has to rub off on their children. I can't believe any of these bullies come from homes where the parents are warm and caring people.

TV makes it worse, too. Young people love those reality shows that always feature people embarrassing or disparaging each other, the meaner the better.

What about the behavior of politicians? Always trying to make their opponents or those of different parties look badly. No verbal slam is too low, especially when it gets you plenty of applause or a spot on the network news.

Let's face it, we're living in a "say anything you want, who cares who it hurts" kind of culture.

Should we really be surprised at what's happening in the region's number one rated school district?

No, not surprised, but deeply ashamed.