The trial of the parents of the 13-year-old boy who killed nine classmates and a janitor at a Belgrade school in May will soon begin. The boy’s father was arrested on the day of the massacre, and then from custody, Kurir writes, he tried to attribute his property to another, he denied guilt, which was also confirmed by the mother of one of the murdered students.
What touches us as parents is what we had the opportunity to see, and that is the immeasurable, indescribable coldness of the whole family. Father says ‘What you blame me for, I don’t feel responsible’. He is the one who took the child to the shooting range, the weapon is his. He gave permission for the child to train with firearms,” said the mother of one of the murdered boys during an interview with K1. She added that she was one of the mothers who questioned her son at his hearing against his father and had seen him answer her question without any emotion. His voice remained unchanged for four hours while he confirmed that he knew he had killed her son.
What touches us as parents is not just who is responsible for those lost lives but also how we can prevent such tragedies from happening again in our communities. We must teach children about empathy, kindness, and respect towards others to ensure a safe environment for everyone involved in their education. It is essential to remember that no amount of love or affection can replace common sense and responsible behavior when it comes to handling deadly weapons like firearms.