Thanks for your responses. This is not a personal situation, thank God, but I see the pain and confusion in the hearts of parents who must consider such an option. This is usually after every resource has been exhausted.
The sad thing is that sometimes these young people have real problems gone undiagnosed.These may include ADD / ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Other psychiatric disorders like anxiety or mood disorders, learning disabilities among other issues.
Of course, there are those that are plain rebellious, has no respect for authority nor any respect for consequences.
This is another form of domestic violence tht many families are enduring and must weigh the risk to other members of the household vs that of the troubled troublemaker.