This quotes children what age is that suggesting below 18? or below 13? If we are talking children IMO that is below 12yrs of age, and I would agree with what is said as they may not fully be aware of everything going on around them. If we are talking 13 and up I would venture to say today's teenagers know exactly what they are doing, how they are going to do it, and when they are going to do it. I was pretty naive as a teenager, but I knew what was going on around me and what other classmates were doing, I just don't believe the cop out of saying I didn't know what was going on. In the original scenario the shooter knew what was going on, he knew when he was going to rob the video store, he knew he was going to carry a gun, he knew that if a situation arose he was going to use the gun.