Not making excuses for anyone, but from what has been reported to me from other soldiers, alcoholism and domestic violence is a hazard from being inside up for up to 5 months at a time. The natives have a serious problem with both and they have lived in that environment for millennia. Cabin fever is real. Being sun starved causes depression and irritability,(and the nights during winter can last 6 weeks). The only reason this made news is who was involved.
#11 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-12-18 08:52 AM
Reports that Track Palin vandalized school buses aren't true, says pal
"Track wasn't with me. Track had nothing to do with it," participant Deryck Harris, 20, said Wednesday in an exclusive interview.
Citing an anonymous judicial source, the Anchorage radio station 1080 KUDO was the first to report last week that Track Palin was the unidentified 16-year-old delinquent who not only trashed the buses but also swiped the bottle of alcohol that fueled the teen rampage.
Authorities never identified the two other juveniles accused of deflating the tires on 44 buses, breaking mirrors and disconnecting the engine block heaters of 110 buses in sub-zero weather.
The incident forced the Mat-Su Borough School District, which includes Palin's hometown of Wasilla, to cancel school for a day, according to the local paper the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman.