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  •  I would call him (5+ / 0-)

    a classic self centered bully and not mentally ill.  Of course, that is subjective and mental illness falls along a spectrum.  He was a very athletic, smart and handsome kid, very alpha.    Even when the kids were little he was just kind of mean and lacking in empathy.  

    Anyway....it is too easy to blame parents for the faults of stupid teen behavior.  My point is...we really don't know anything about the parents.  They may be asshole parents but they may not be.   Once your kids start going to school their peers and culture are a huge influence.  Genetics also play a role.  

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