A boy who played baseball with Zachary in elementary and middle school and played hockey with Brandon is high school has been dealing for years, his father having cancer and passing away just a few months ago.
During the years his father was sick, this boy turned to drugs. His parents sent him to rehab, twice. Even so, my boys told me stories about this boy still smoking marijuana and turning to heroine. Shortly after his father passed away, this boy broke into a neighbors home and stole money. He was arrested and was out on bail when he broke into the high school and stole money from a fundraiser.
This is the news video report about the story.
He turned 18 before these incidents and will prosecuted as an adult.
My heart breaks for his mother and sister. Not only did they lose their husband/father, they are now losing a son/brother. I shake my head in sadness knowing that this boy made choices that will change his life forever.
What happens? I logically understand the boy being in pain over his fathers illness.
When is the turning point? I logically understand why he turned to drugs to relieve this pain.
How can a child think that committing a crime is a good idea? I logically understand how desperate he became to buy drugs.
Please do not think I condone this boys behavior. I do not. I only can see the reasons why this boy chose the path that he did. I wish he found other outlets to help him deal with his pain. I pray that he finds peace through the tough years ahead of him.