Neenah teen, 16, allegedly killed his...

Neenah teen, 16, allegedly killed his father, police say

There are 13 comments on the Green Bay Press-Gazette story from Oct 6, 2008, titled Neenah teen, 16, allegedly killed his father, police say. In it, Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that:

Police arrested a teenage boy Sunday for allegedly killing his father. Lt. Jeff Malcore of the Neenah Police Department said he was called in early Sunday with the department's SWAT team to arrest a 16-year-old ...

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Green Bay, WI

#1 Oct 7, 2008
I knew this kid. It's sad he had a huge future coming for him. He was smart but never put his interest in school. He was my sisters boyfriend. he had tried killing her three times. Its unreal how he actually came to do such a horrible thing.

Oshkosh, WI

#2 Oct 7, 2008
apparently the dad was drunk and his dad never treated him well so i think he just said enough is enough....

Green Bay, WI

#3 Oct 7, 2008
I knew this kid too. Ive known him since elementary school. I hung out with him a couple times. I cant believe how we went from the kid i knew to the kid who did this stuff to people. its unreal.
the girl from his school

Green Bay, WI

#4 Oct 8, 2008
Yeah see i saw this kid around my school...
and i would of never though he would kill someone
its kinda scary now that i think of it
melanie briggs

Green Bay, WI

#5 Oct 8, 2008
i goto neenah high too. im a frosh. i didnt know ths kid but thts lame sh*t. id never kill my dad no matter how much i hated him. i think zach should sever 40 yrs in priszonn :D
melanie briggs

Green Bay, WI

#6 Oct 8, 2008
i didnt know this kid but i goto neenah high school too. this is bullsht. why did he kill his dad?
neenah high student

Neenah, WI

#7 Oct 9, 2008
ok i knew zac i went to school with him and im in his grade zac wasnt a bad kid... his friends turned on him and his dad did 2... no one really knowes zac everyone whose commmenting this... zac wasnt right in the head but thats because of other people his so called "friends" he wasnt bad he needed help and no one would... my friend was good friends with zac he doesnt no the whole sorry but i dont blame zac i blame neenah people nothing against neenah i love neenah... no its not in the water it just how high schoolers treat each other and zac coudnt take it anymore... i dont blame him at all i no he did it but its not ony his fault its EVERYONE who mistreated him...
NHS student

Abrams, WI

#8 Oct 11, 2008
I go to Neenah Highschool as well. I didn't know Zack personally. But he was in my study hall, I'm not sure i blame him for everything. I mean he did seem troubled or as a few kids say "not right in the head" and unfortunatly us being somewhat naive highschoolers and Neenah as a community as a whole we're a little naive don't you think? I mean we never really think about how we treat eachother even parents and kids don't give it a second thought that much and we're a little naive in the fact that something like this could happen in what alot of people think is a safe community. But when we all looked at Zack, we never gave him a second look and actually thought about it. I mean there are reports that him and his father were fighting, and when me and my parents fight i can turn to one of my friends and say can come over for awhile, someone is always there for me, ALWAYS and for most people they do have that fall back but what about Zach? Did he have that fall back,? was someone always there for him, probably not, the way Zach acted the way he dresses. I have a TON of friends who dress that way, but on a daily basis i check and see that everything in there lives is going ok. IDK if Zach had those kinds of friends, to vent on, to tell what was running throgh his mind, So he went with what he thought was the only options left. I bet he regrets it now, i do think he should be in prison for atleast 40 years but thats for doing before thinking, I think we can all learn about three lessons from Zack.
1.) STOP BEING DO NAIVE yes things like this can happen in little ol' Neenah Wisconsin, no matter where you go in the world you're probably not safe. and there are people out there that every single day stuff like ending there life or killing someone else goes throught there minds.
2.) Reach out to people. They don't have to dress in tripp pants and black shirts, have peircings, or long hair. You should reach out to them anyway, be friends with everyone, don't single youself to one social click. who knows maybe you'll be making friends with someone who would have gone out and put a gun to there head one day if you hadn't said "hey whats up? you wanna hang out sometime?" and it won't be specifically ur fault if they did or didn't but if someone just talked to them and had been there friends, think about it. how many times have you thought there was no longer a point in living and then someone wrapped there arms around you, a bf or a gf, a mom or a dad or a best friend and just said "it'll be ok, WE'LL get though this.
3.) Think before you act, more than likely there is more than one option left, if you had a bad parents call social services, get help. take a second and think about what your gonna do before you lash out and do something that just might change your life forever.
NHS student

Green Bay, WI

#9 Oct 15, 2008
I think all you morons should just stfu and keep your ideas to yourself, if you dont know what happened, dont talk your just making a moron of yourself and making it seem like he is some psycho killer, did you even take into consideration that his dad pulled a shotgun on him and his dad was drunk? Did you even think of the fact his dad has beat him and treated him like shit for his whole life. I dont think ANYONE can stand that much. I think there is a limit for every human you can only push them so far and when you hit that point its just like enough is enough and i believe that he hit that point and his dad was the one to push him. So in other words all you stupid fucks that think you know what happened and say he deserves 40 years and shit should just get off your computer and just go find something more useful for your time then saying stupid shit like that..
Concerned Parent

Waukesha, WI

#10 Oct 20, 2008
Friends and family of Zach: If you want to support him, be at the courthouse at his next hearing. I will be there with my daughter.
Amy Meyers- momthatknows

Neenah, WI

#11 Nov 1, 2009
Well, some of you hit it right on......
Is anyone learning from this situation, or my sons situation(Tony Meyers)? There is also another teen that did the same thing. I didn't EVER think this would of happened to us.... PLEASE listen to your kids, friends, or other kids lashing out.. they just want to be normal and have friends too. I'm not making excuses, just trying to help at least 1 other child to not give up years of their life like my son did, just learn to ask for help and get your feelings &/or anger out.

Green Bay, WI

#12 Apr 5, 2010
any one who kills any one sholl get life in prission dont matter no lee way they shall no better than to kill anyone i new zack sister elli and heard about hime if he needed help he could have got it so just face it he did not want it and i will say this why would he get his gf involved in this he is messed up in the hed and i think prisson will do him well just think if he got out you could be the next person just because you do it once dont mean you wont do it again just put it this way he is where ho belongs to bad they cant do the electric chair because that is what i think really is what should happen and i dont care what you people fucking think try to sissy up to his level there is something wrong with all of you if you guys think different
Samantha cook

West Bend, WI

#13 Apr 21, 2010
i know zac really well and he didnt just wake up one morning and decied to kill his father. his father treated him like s*** and abused him. zac would talk to me and others about how his father would treat him. Zac did reach out to people. but when he did he was told by many that he was lying or that he just wanted attention. but he wasnt lying and he didnt want attention he wanted help. but a lot of people wouldnt give him help. so he felt that he had no other choice. zac was scared and jis father was really drunk and was hitting zac. so zac took matters into his own hands. yes he took it a little too far but he did what he felt was right. he is also spending 40 years in life without the chance of parole. he knows what he did was wrong and i know he wishes that he could take it back. but the past is the past and we cant keep hating him or being disrespectful to him for one wrong mistake that he made.Zac was a good kid he was popular, good looks, a ton of friends and an amazing girlfriend. so we cant keep looking at his bad side and his wrong mistake we have to look at him for the good things he did.

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