Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) has been the protagonist in the last hours. A 14-year-old boy has stabbed teachers and students at the Elena García Armada Institute. The attacker, who was immediately arrested, is diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, and could have suffered an episode of bullying the previous day, although there was no open file.
Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder that falls within the autism spectrum.
It is characterized by the difficulties they have in the field of communication and social interaction. Furthermore, they have resistance to accepting change, their thoughts are inflexible and their interests are narrow and absorbing, according to the Asperger Federation Spain.
People with this syndrome generally do not have no intellectual deficit, have very good memory skills and many excel in math and science. Although they do present problems relating to others, understanding emotions or even expressing their own. Bad behavior often comes from an inability to communicate your frustrations and anxieties.
In general terms they find difficulty making friends. They use strange language and often take literal meanings from what they read or hear. They are more happy with routines and a structured environmentWhen they find it difficult to decide what to do, they fall back on their favorite activities. They love praise, winning and being first but failure, imperfection and criticism are difficult for them to bear.