Family should stop blame game

I find it sad to see someone like Colton Harris-Moore’s aunt, Sandra Puttmann, blame the Stanwood School District and the Island County Sheriff’s Office for Colton’s bad upbringing. (July 13 news article “Harris-Moore is rattled, aunt says.”)

What is her, and Colton’s mom’s, responsibility in this whole affair? The victim mentality she shows and the disregard for any responsibility that the family has in raising this young boy/man is the ultimate cop-out. But taking personal responsibility may be too painful for her. She ought to face the facts that she and Colton’s mom, not the public institutions, are ultimately at fault.

Tom Wilbur

Lynnwood