I grade practice SAT exams. And sometimes these kids say things that concern me. But this is another level.

The question is "Can tragedy lead to new opportunities?" And this student has written that they can't. Because his debate coach/history teacher was recently arrested on child pornography charges and this is a terrible tragedy for this student because he is 1. very worried about how this will affect his history grade, and 2. upset because the coach was in charge of fundraising for the debate team, and now they have less money.

We're basically supposed to stick to a critique of the substance of their argument, but if they say something really offensive we can mention that they might want to reconsider their language or whatever. But this... what the fuck am I supposed to do with this?