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Mental illness The Cause of Violence The first thing that hit me was I could smell blood And looked and quiet but saw a lot of kids down a lot of wounds blood spurting out of legs The Killer This is what Don Stone a football coach at Thurston High School said as he approached the Cafeteria Kip Kinkel a fifteen-year-old student at the high school had just murdered four people two students and wounded twenty-five and both his parents This big incident had happened in a small quiet town in Oregon After Kip Kinkel had been arrested for the murders and shootings he was taken to the Police office for an interrogation There Kip for the first time verbally told someone about the voices in his head What caused this teen to commit such a horrendous act Could this incident be caused by a mentally ill teen Kip Kinkel was like a bomb ready to explode A lot was dug deep inside of him he was a very depressed boy He had gone to see psychiatrists on the request of his mother because she was concerned with his anti-social behavior Later Kip had started to take Prozac to get over his depression As time had gone on Kip had seemed to get over his depression He was later taken of the Prozac After the incident at Thurston High School there had been a few psychologists who had tried to diagnose him Dr Orin Bolstad one of the psychiatrists who had been interviewed for the defense stated that Kip suffered from a psychotic disorder with major paranoid symptoms potentially some form of early onset schizophrenia Other tests Bolstad said revealed a very depressed alienated child who sees adults as unfair arbitrary and untrustworthy He has very low self-esteem and is manipulative and paranoid Expert 1 Kip reported auditory hallucinations They began according to Kip in 6th grade Kip told him
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