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confused

Palos Hills, IL

#1 Sep 8, 2010
What happened to brad miller? was it suicide or something else? does anyone know. And is anyone else seeing these dangerous signs of how teens are dying in new lenox from many preventable causes yet the schools do not do anything.
Neighbor

Naperville, IL

#2 Sep 8, 2010
You are confused.... Be a parent... don't expect government school employees to teach your kids common sense.
Wow

Merrillville, IN

#3 Sep 8, 2010
Neighbor wrote:
You are confused.... Be a parent... don't expect government school employees to teach your kids common sense.
Thank You
Former Coach

Joliet, IL

#4 Sep 8, 2010
confused wrote:
What happened to brad miller? was it suicide or something else? does anyone know. And is anyone else seeing these dangerous signs of how teens are dying in new lenox from many preventable causes yet the schools do not do anything.
See Bluestone Bay and cops thread. RIP Brad.
Peer

Dekalb, IL

#5 Sep 8, 2010
He graduated in 2009, was out at Harper for a while. This is a young man who was in too much pain, not a school issue. The graduating class is finding out in droves, expect a bigger reaction in time. He'll be missed.
concerned parent

Schaumburg, IL

#6 Sep 8, 2010
I don't believe confused is asking that the schools teach our children, but rather support them. LWC has seen a great number of tragic deaths in the past couple years and not once has the district bought in grief counselors. Our children talk to their parents but it is our schools that see them the majority of the day and should show more compassion for these losses. We are an affluent community where we are too willing to "get" our children out of trouble rather than face the trouble head on. Our district has drug, alcohol and teen pregnancy issues - we should insist that these problems be taken out of the closet and dealt with. Our children deserve this help from us as a community.
concerned parent

Schaumburg, IL

#7 Sep 8, 2010
In answer to Neighbor - suicide is a cry for help. Common sense would tell a true neighbor to show more compassion, this is someone's child, sibling, friend.
in or out

Woodstock, IL

#8 Sep 8, 2010
First you say, "get out of my kid's life! I'll feed him what I want (in the grade schools). Keep your hands off my kids!"

Then it's, "schools should do more to help our kids...they see them all day."

Which is it? Can't have it both ways.

I personally don't know that any of these problems are epidemic.
Another peers mother

Naperville, IL

#9 Sep 8, 2010
I couldn't have said it better. Please be considerate of the people closest to this young man that could stumble upon this thread. God Bless the Miller family
concerned parent wrote:
In answer to Neighbor - suicide is a cry for help. Common sense would tell a true neighbor to show more compassion, this is someone's child, sibling, friend.
Newlenox community

United States

#10 Sep 8, 2010
Everyone just shutup. the only thing that is important is that an extremly talented beautiful human being passed. regaurdless if it was intentional or not, its none of no ones buisness. Pray for him and his family. RIP Brad<3 I'm so blessed that i knew you. Always in my thoughts and prayers.
Neighbor

Naperville, IL

#11 Sep 8, 2010
concerned parent wrote:
I don't believe confused is asking that the schools teach our children, but rather support them. LWC has seen a great number of tragic deaths in the past couple years and not once has the district bought in grief counselors. Our children talk to their parents but it is our schools that see them the majority of the day and should show more compassion for these losses. We are an affluent community where we are too willing to "get" our children out of trouble rather than face the trouble head on. Our district has drug, alcohol and teen pregnancy issues - we should insist that these problems be taken out of the closet and dealt with. Our children deserve this help from us as a community.
Family & Church are the proper place for ongoing compassion and support. Don't burden a Union Teacher with "your" responsibilities is my point. If something catastrophic happens at school, then the school will handel it. Else, pay attention to your kids, build that relationship, bring them to Church, the Scouts, community events. My point is, your kids start out trusting you...build on that, don't delegate it to a math teacher. It's not their responsibility...it's yours.
Greiving in New Lenox

Schaumburg, IL

#12 Sep 8, 2010
I have always been very active in my community, school and after school activities. One should not blanket a statement to all as is done in "in or out" comment.
friend

Frankfort, IL

#13 Sep 8, 2010
i believe if anyone goes out of there way on here to say rediculousy rude comments you shouldt open your mouth to have a discussion about someone that died even if it was suicide, noone knows how he was feeling so there for you should leave all your judgements to your self and not on a public veiwer page on the internet. and secondly, dont go pointing fingers at schools, parents or anything because like i said theres no need for ignorant opinions. some people obvi have nothing better to do than sit on here with thier prejudgements and woundering what happened.
Newlenox community

United States

#14 Sep 8, 2010
I'm 17 year old lwc student , and most of you are probably older but Its really none of no ones buisness. Its disgusting that you all are discussing this. you can't blame his family, school, or peers. Its no ones fault. He was taken too soon and was a great kid who is going to be missed greatly. Thats all that matters. Drop the subject. If you have questionsor concerns call village hall, the schools or police. Talking about this escpially online for everyone to view is disgraceful. Everyone just needs to shut their mouths. Is disrespectful and plain ignorant. The majority of you should be ashamed of yourselves for talking about this even. And then go pointing fingers @ whos to blame. Think if this was your child everyones talking about on the internet? how would you feel? exactly. so if your gonna sit on here and keep making snyde comments + accusations, get off. We should be honoring brad and remembering him. Brad really was terrific. He had a bright future and its devestating to see he's gone. Everyone should take a minute out of their day and say a prayer for him and his amazing mother, kim. She loved him so much and i can't even imagine the pain shes in. the power of prayer goes a long way. Rest in peace Brad<3 forever in our thoughts and hearts<3
Neighbor

Naperville, IL

#15 Sep 8, 2010
Good points. The question of why can never be answered. It is the sadest day possible when a parent loses a child... my prayers go out to the parents & family members....
Show Some Neighborly Love

Chicago, IL

#16 Sep 8, 2010
As an educator and member of the New Lenox community I would like to say the following:

Yes, parents should be involved in their childrens lives-that point is obvious. It is also quite apparent, and obvious, that in 2010 and beyond the social system and the education system are drastically changing. Much more is expected of teachers and schools than ever before. We are caretakers, counselors, substitute parents, brothers/sisters, best friends, mentors and authority figures. And just like parents sometimes we fall short.

There does seem to be an issue in New Lenox regarding loss of life, whether accidental or otherwise, at a young age (as well as teen pregnancy). The fact that counselors are not being brought in is a huge issue and needs to be addressed-IF that is the truth.

I would like to say remember, "It takes a village to raise a child." So, "Neighbor," teachers, principals, parents, coaches, etc., that means you, too.

To "New Lenox Community," I am very sorry for your loss in a friend. God Bless you and the Miller family and may Brad find peace. As a young person you are completely right about the adults in this thread-they are disgusting and ridiculous. When they are pointing a finger at someone else they have three more pointing right back at them. Thank you for being the adult in the room.
Calm down

Frisco, TX

#17 Sep 8, 2010
I think someone was just confused on what had happened considering that many stories circulate around new Lenox and that person just wanted the facts. There is nothing wrong with wanting to know the truth instead of hearing 20 different stories. I think the confused person has a point that the lway schools need to do more to support their students. They do have a higher number of pregnancies then surrounding areas and also a higher number of accidental and young deaths. These affect students and the school should be more considerate to those students and also make sure they are getting help. On top of that the amount of high school kids doing dangerous drugs has gone up dramatically in lwc and yes it is the parents issue but the schools do need better health education classes seeing how they have drug and alcohol problems along with a high rate of pregnancy
Another Friend

Naperville, IL

#18 Sep 8, 2010
Newlenox community wrote:
I'm 17 year old lwc student , and most of you are probably older but Its really none of no ones buisness. Its disgusting that you all are discussing this. you can't blame his family, school, or peers. Its no ones fault. He was taken too soon and was a great kid who is going to be missed greatly. Thats all that matters. Drop the subject. If you have questionsor concerns call village hall, the schools or police. Talking about this escpially online for everyone to view is disgraceful. Everyone just needs to shut their mouths. Is disrespectful and plain ignorant. The majority of you should be ashamed of yourselves for talking about this even. And then go pointing fingers @ whos to blame. Think if this was your child everyones talking about on the internet? how would you feel? exactly. so if your gonna sit on here and keep making snyde comments + accusations, get off. We should be honoring brad and remembering him. Brad really was terrific. He had a bright future and its devestating to see he's gone. Everyone should take a minute out of their day and say a prayer for him and his amazing mother, kim. She loved him so much and i can't even imagine the pain shes in. the power of prayer goes a long way. Rest in peace Brad<3 forever in our thoughts and hearts<3
Thanks for your comments "New Lenox Community". This is about Brad, not all the other crap that people are trying to turn it into. Brad was a great guy. He was smart, talented, energetic, vibrant and a great kid!! I will miss him forever. My prayers go out to his mom & brother. They are great people!! RIP Brad. It's unfortunate that someone has to pass before we truly know home many lives they touched.
LW Grad 09

Mokena, IL

#19 Sep 8, 2010
this is insane this whole thread should b about repecting and mourning a classmate of mine, i only met Brad one time but he was a great guy, and he will b missed by many

and dont blame the schools it takes parents being aware of their kids to keep them off drugs and stop them from gettin knocked up,to all u stuck up parents out there ....get ur kids on birth contol and as for the drugs, drug test random students, or maybe buy the Deans glasses i know some kids that ended up in the deans office every single day and u could SEE as plan as day they were high as kites...learn to crack down on THAT not gum chewing or tardys as much , lets get our priorites staight.

Since: Aug 10

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#20 Sep 8, 2010
Everytime we have lost a young person in this community there always seem to be a thread filled with insults and criticism. The adults in this community that perpetrate this should really spend some time on introspection. My thoughts are with this young man's family and friends. I cannot imagine how devastated they are.

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