The school management intervened on the murder of Capaccio-Paestum of the Cat high school in Agropoli attended by RC, the 17-year-old accused of stabbing her grandmother. “Our school has experienced and is experiencing a difficult time of deep pain, but also of sharing feelings, emotions, reflections. – reads the press release – Suffering for our student brings us closer and keeps us united to give us strength and hope.In recent days, we have been literally besieged by journalists in search of bombshell, of the one with a special effect that could increase the audience dramatically. And this is how, as always happens, a human drama has taken on the tones and colors of the show! How many debates, discussions, opinions of illustrious experts, hypotheses and theses on which to argue in a heated and, often, irreverent way. Irreverence and indifference: bad words to offend, to arouse hatred and indignation, to set up courts, judge, sanction and condemn. Without appeal! Our community, students, teachers, school staff, have chosen silence as a sign of respect for the family and for the drama they were experiencing because our student is not alone that dramatic and incomprehensible gesture, but she is also a daughter, companion, friend: a splendid, polite, kind, studious girl, in the fourth year of classical high school. The school teaches kids to know how to go beyond appearances, to investigate facts, to analyze events with critical thinking, to develop a personal opinion by reasoning and reflecting with heart and mind, always inviting them not to be superficial and not to follow the often destructive logic of massified, violent, prevaricating social thought. We have unanimously decided to break the silence to give voice to our thoughts”.
The life of all of us has suddenly been affected by the chaos that such news can generate. Remorse and sadness have reigned supreme and still do, between the walls of the same classroom where the day before the biggest problem was setting a task rather than a question. We find ourselves united in the same excruciating pain for the absence of a companion, a friend and a confidante. A deafening silence resounds that tells about her. The bond built over the past four years can never be canceled by a single gesture and while awaiting a process, which is legal and not media-related, we are close to her and her loved ones. What happened, in her tragedy, cannot be forgotten or set aside in a dark corner of memory. The school community is called to question itself, to reflect on the role of the school, of the family, of society as a whole. Today, more than ever, we need to build educational synergies to take charge of our children’s problems, widening our gaze on their inner universe, on those submerged fragilities, often disguised behind the need to be strong in a society in which to tell one’s soul or the malaise that torments her becomes a sign of weakness. Maybe she was going through a moment of fragility and she didn’t find the words to tell it. We are close to her and her family. Grieving for the death of the grandmother, anguish for her and for her future. She is only 16 years old. We don’t know the violent events in which she was overwhelmed, but we remember her, beautiful and smiling, at school.
We await, confident, the truth and we hope that the ongoing media massacre will end because it offends and indignates. No person is definable by subtraction! And no person can be convicted without a fair trial based on truth. This release is for her and her family, to tell them that the school community is present, does not judge or condemn, but embraces and supports them in this dramatic moment.