Poor Mary Mapes, she’s such a victim. Like a spoiled young child who can’t grasp her first taste of accountability at kindergarten, it just must be that nasty teacher’s fault. All she did was stick Billy in the neck with a pencil and she got sent to the principal’s office – that nasty, nasty teacher.
Sheltered, coddled, oblivious to personal responsibility all she knows is the pain that she feels at the hands of those holding her responsible. The effect her actions may have had on others probably doesn’t even enter her mind.
Related: The Anchoress has updated her original excerpt post. (Referenced at Jawa Report linked to above).