Shortly after yesterday's Ohio school shootings, some sought to blame Goth stuff to explain the alleged shooter's motivations. Background stories include "Goth phase" when describing Lane's background (for example) (more).
The apparent shooter did write some classic teen-angst/fantasy/metal stuff:
He will have for what he pleads, through the eradication of disease. So, to the castle he proceeds, like an ominous breeze through the trees. "Stay back!" The Guards screamed as they were thrown to their knees. "Oh God, have mercy, please!"
The castle, she gasped and then so imprisoned her breath, to the shallow confines of her fragile chest. I'm on the lamb but I ain't no sheep. I am Death. And you have always been the sod. So repulsive and so odd.
You never even deserved the presence of God, and yet, I am here. Around your cradle I plod. Came on foot, without shod. How improper, how rude. However, they shall not mind the mud on my feet if there is blood on your sheet.
Now! Feel death, not just mocking you. Not just stalking you but inside of you. Wriggle and writhe. Feel smaller beneath my might. Seizure in the Pestilence that is my scythe. Die, all of you.
Balancing a Goth focus are other factors, including bullying, parental misbehavior, and depression. I'll keep an eye on this to see what factor predominates.
(thanks to Peter Naegele; best wishes to your kids)