All I can say is WOW...those are just horrible things. I like to think that my kids have a greater appreciation and respect for people and things. I'd hate to think my kids would involve themselves in those type situations, but I guess if they grew up surrounded by kids that would..peer pressure could very possibly win out. Just one more reason I love home schooling...I know my kids oh so much better than I would if they spent the majority of their days away from home.
Honestly, the only drawback to home schooling that I see (and struggle with) is the guilt from knowing my kids don't have as many friends as they would in a public school setting. They don't lack for friends, but I guess being a product of public schools myself, I can remember knowing just oodles and oodles of other kids.