Openly "gay" 15-year-old student shot down by a 14-year-old child. An awful, awful end to a young man's life. I'm not sure that teaching "more tolerance in California schools" would curb crimes like this, though. I think that *all* parents and staff need to talk more about the value of human life, even -- perhaps especially -- that of those people with whom we disagree. I'm concerned that we've lost the ability to respectfully differ. It doesn't matter if the student expressed that he was gay. It could be a Muslim next time, or an Hispanic, or whatever. It just doesn't matter.