Lots of people have said similar things Jennie, and I want to address it. I'm not picking on anyone here when I say this, but I do feel the need to stand up for her a little bit.
She was a frustrated, mad, 15 year old. I surely said the same things to my friends when I was her age. The difference being I didn't put it in a world-wide billboard. THAT was her mistake. Had she thought better of it and deleted it a couple days later, that would have been ok. But since she thought she got away with it, two more posts popped up on her wall (they're hidden, so you can't see them). Getting away with it ONCE made her feel entitled enough to openly call someone else a "bitch" and a "whore" on Facebook. She tested the waters once and a week went by with no reprisals (only because I hadn't found it yet) but that made it OK in her mind I think to post even more inappropriate and hurtful things.
So now, she's getting punished by the same medium she used to punish others. Shooting the laptop was nothing... it's a toy.. she'll eventually get another. It doesn't matter if it was a laptop, cell phone, or any other tangible object. But the POINT matters.
My daughter is a loving, smart, kind, little girl who I'm proud of 95% of the time. This one time, well.. no I'm not proud of that. Yes she feels entitled, but all kids today seem to. I'm really not sure where it comes from. My friend Bill Stovall had a good idea on that.. maybe he'll share it on here.
But at the end of the day, I've got one of the best kids in the world. Yup, she made a mistake, and yes it was a BIG no no in our family. But she's a good kid, makes great grades, and usually respects other people...
She's going to pay the public price for her public display, but that's where it ends. I'm lucky to have the kid I do and I wouldn't have her any other way. Hopefully, this lesson will pass and the hoopla will die down and life will get back to normal soon." - Tommy Jordan