How would you respond to this one?

India
January 18, 2008 2:03am CST
A Mom scolded her boy for refusing to go to school. The boy hanged himself. Thats it! Did you smile or did you cry? What came into your mind when you read this? This is something that has really happened. It appeared in today's papers.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I obviously didnt smile since there isnt a damn thing funny or happy about it...but I didnt cry either...why? because its only a small (very small) portion of what really went on....What did come to my mind is "what else went on in this boys life for him to make that choice"
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@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
of course, it's so really bad news because you cant really imagine that the boy did that..i'm so shock with this kind of news..Its really happening this time..you know, younger teens are doing that when they become depressed or being scolded by their parents..maybe, they dont have the self-confidence in sharing their problems to their parents..they dont have the ability to open their minds and hearts to the people that can help them..it's so so sad..
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@janet66 (53)
• China
28 Jan 08
i don't know if i cry or smile.But i think if i were a baby like this,i will be angry with this behavior.Nowdays,it is hard for parents to teach and educate the kids.
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
It makes me sick, repulsed, angry, sad and disappointed. There is not enough disgusting words that I could use to describe how I feel about what this woman has done. How can people like this live?? They do not deserve to have children in the first place. Now that poor boy does not have a life. I have heard that sometimes when we are spirits we choose our parents. Not so sure if this theory or belief is true when mothers can do something like this. There is noway I would ever choose a mother like this.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
think i misinterpreted the discussion, when I read it I thought the boy was scolded (burnt). I change my opinion above depending on how bad the boy was scolded by his parents.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
15 Feb 08
Feel so silly after writing my first response. I should have read the question more carefully. I do feel sorry for the mother, she does not deserve this heart ache.
@ellie333 (21029)
6 Feb 08
No of course I did not smile I felt for the boy and the mother and the whole family in this situation. He obviously didn't hang himself because of what his mum said, that may have been a final straw senario, but he had a lot more problems than this. Perhaps his reason for not wanting to go to school was because he was being bullied. Who knows, but my hart and prayers go out to this family, bless