[Photo: Parkland High School Shooter Nikolas Cruz appears in court in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Violence

We Failed the Students of Parkland. But We Also Failed Nikolas Cruz

Jodi Jacobson

At some point we have to acknowledge that the sheer pain of a Nikolas Cruz or an Adam Lanza, or the children being recruited into gangs or by terrorist groups is in and of itself worth addressing. If we can't completely reorient our thinking on the lost people in this country, we are the only ones to blame for the consequences.