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Herschal
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


That would make more sense than anything.





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lsu mike
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


Ridiculous waste of life. I had my .license when I was 15 and was never, ever allowed to be out at that time of night even if I wasn't driving. My mom always stayed up until I got home and if I was late I had better of called and said why or I was grounded with no car.





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tiger91
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


I'm just wondering for the sake of argument, at what point has a parent done all he/she can do? I know that we've taught and talked and preached and talked some more and STILL talk to our kids, now 20, 15 and 12 (well she will be on Thursday). My kids don't leave the house without us reminding them to mind their manners and remember right from wrong. Even when the 20 yo is home from LSU and on his way out I remind him to "be smart".

We've said all we can and we keep saying it BUT at what point is it not the parents' fault anymore? If we've done right in our teachings and my child decides to sneak out of the house, does that make me a bad parent?

My parents were good parents .. taught me right from wrong and I still made bonehead decisions.

I'm asking as the KATC fb page is blowing up with "bad parents" ... I just don't know.






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BelleTigre11
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


if you did your job right starting when your kids were babies, then you usually don't have trouble when they're older. If your 20 yr-old has never been to jail, expelled from school, been arrested, gotten a DWI/MIP, or gotten a girl pregnant, then chances are, you probably did you job.

I think the problem is people think they can start disciplining their kids AFTER these things have happened, and by then, it's too late.






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Factsman
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


I'm hearing drug deal gone bad not sure if true though





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tiger91
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


Hadn't had any of that happen although he did have 1 run in with a cop ... but his friend was driving and I think that scared the CRAP out of him (he was 19).

I'm thinking we did our job BUT don't assume it SO reminders all the way around when they're on their way out.

I feel for the parents of all involved in this situation.






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hendersonshands
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning





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18 year old Seth Fontenot is in jail, charged with 2 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and 1 count of First Degree Murder in last night's shooting in Lafayette.







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BelleTigre11
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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1 run in with a cop ... but his friend was driving and I think that scared the CRAP out of him (he was 19).

I'm thinking we did our job BUT don't assume it SO reminders all the way around when they're on their way out.


yep, my mama always said "don't say your kid will never do something, because as soon as you do, they'll be next"

He sounds like a good kid.






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SlowFlowPro
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


this doesn't smell right

the shooting was at fontenot's house?






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hendersonshands
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


That's what I've gathered.





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tiger91
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


Oh I never say never ... cause who the hell knows.

Yeah, he's a great kid ... senior in college at LSU in engineering .. works his arse off and is on track to graduate in 4 years. Never gave us many problems except as a toddler he HATED to lose at hi ho cherryo!!

You do just never know and have to talk and talk and talk.






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BelleTigre11
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


quote:

the shooting was at fontenot's house?



yea, it sounds like the kids were up to no good. you can't believe everything you see on facebook, but Seth's friends are saying these kids broke in five times before.






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SlowFlowPro
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


a first degree murder charge is SERIOUS shit, and it seems really early for that...first degree murder of another while on your own property at that





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SlowFlowPro
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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it sounds like the kids were up to no good.

or, at the least, a drug deal gone wrong (as posted earlier). why else would these people be at his house that late?

where does the 15 y/o live?






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hendersonshands
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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Police say Fontenot encountered the victims outside of his residence when the shooting occurred. The circumstances behind the shooting have not been released





From KATC.


Yeah, I was surprised to see those charges so soon.






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LSUEnvy
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


My oldest is a senior in HS and they just got done with the Junior/senior "wars". TPing houses, wrapping Saran Wrap around each others cars and shite like that. Made for some tense nights. You never know when someone will think they are breaking into vehicles and start shooting. Do you tell them they cant go? We did similar and worse. That's terrible for all involved





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G Vice
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


91, the wife and I have been talking about this unfortunate story.

Here is how easy it is for things to go badly: your 15 yr old has 2 friends over to spend the night and play Xbox or whatever. Parents check in on them until midnight then go to sleep. Boys sneak out and take the truck at 1 am. The rest is history.



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tiger91
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


Abolsutely. There ARE "bad parents" who do NO parenting and set no example but there sure are "good parents" who teach/talk/set examples and then there are "oblivious parents" who talk a little and are good people but assume kids know right from wrong and don't need any reinforcement.

At some point I truly don't think you can blame the parents for things (I'm saying this in general; I know nothing about these people/this situation). It's a decision that the kids made though ... their parents or the parents of the "host" kid may have very well done a "good job" and taught them all the right things.

All I know is that 4 sets of parents are all grieving/hurting .. for different reasons.






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LSU_2012
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


I don't think they were doing anything wrong, but nothing has been confirmed yet





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SlowFlowPro
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re: Lafayette TEEN Shooting Early Sunday morning


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I don't think they were doing anything wrong, but nothing has been confirmed yet

it's tough to imagine what they could be doing to get into an argument with a homeowner on his property in the middle of the night






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