With the recent mass killing by a disgruntled young man and the two 12-year-old girls who stabbed their friend to honor the Internet character Slender Man, the blame game has started again. It’s guns, TV, video games or the lack of mental health care.

What’s believed to be the first mass murder at an American school took place in the 1760s. Mass killing is not a new trend, nor is blaming the unpopular issue of the day.

We never point the finger at those who raised these people. Our No. 1 job is our children! Parents should be charged along with their kids and face the same jail time or worse.

The media also don’t get off the hook. It’s time to stop blaming everything else; put the parents front and center and ask, Where were you?

Ron Swanson Jr., Hot Springs, Ark.