Re: Some questions on this ND tragedy
I've been climbing roofs to inspect damage for over 30 years. There have been many times, especially earlier in my career, in which I knew better than to climb a dangerous roof, but the implied pressure to get the job done overrode my "commen sense" telling me not to do it.
I had many close calls, and thankfully never a fall.
After each close call, I kicked myself for doing it. It always looks worse once you get up there, kind of like a high diving board.
This kid should have been protected by the coaches. He shouldn't have been put in a position to have to stand up to them.
If he were older, maybe a little more of the blame could go his way.
It's on the coaches, IMO.
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