A sensitive portrait of a troubled child

Thanks very much and congratulations on Kevin Rector's very informative and sensitive article, "Girl charged in father's death struggled with mental health" (May 19). As educators and professional counselors, and as residents of the Mount Hebron area with children who graduated from the high school, we have been shocked at the news of Dennis Lane's murder. Your story provided valuable information about the complex issues that parents and educators deal with in relation to children and students who have developmental and mental health issues. Hopefully, this tragic event and the information you have provided will help parents, educators and members of the community work together to deal with these kinds of issues in a proactive and preventive manner.

Niel Carey, Ellicott City