When crimes are committed by really young people, it awakens an automatic objection and feeling of shock.
Most adults and older people believe that children or teenagers are inherently good. They are incapable of doing terrible acts, and they spend their time hanging out, having fun, and going on first dates. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, children and, more likely, teenagers are capable of committing cruel and shocking acts just to impress someone.
We can argue about whose fault it is, whether it’s the parents’ faults for not paying enough attention to their child’s upbringing, building up their morality and their sensitivity to evil. Others argue that it’s the school’s fault, for their lack of proper discipline and pedagogical knowledge, which makes it so that children have no example or authority figures. We could also point out that cases of awful misbehavior have always happened and there’s no one else to blame but the perpetrators.
The tragedy that took place in Liverpool shook the local community for three reasons. You’ll read about them on the next page.