School Shootings And Its Effect On Children Essay

2285 Words Feb 6th, 2015 10 Pages
Danny Durbin!
Mrs. Wiest!
English 132!
6 February 2015!
School Shootings!
! In the 20th century, there were no chains, locks, or cameras in the schools. Back in those days, parents worried more about their children’s grades, rather than their safety. Kids never really thought about bringing guns to school or any matter of that nature. Now that it’s the 21st century, schools are required to have locks on their doors and install cameras for a student’s safety. Kids, these days, constantly worry if someone will come into their school with a gun and start shooting. Schools shootings is a one of the many things that tend scare parents and students in the world today.!
! The first ever recorded school shooting in the United States goes back to the 1700s. Four Lenape Indians entered a school in what is now Pennsylvania and shot and killed the schoolmaster and at least ten students. Ever since then, there have been hundreds of horrendous shootings, each one of them tragic in their own way. From 1990 to 2014, three shootings are burned into the memories of every citizen of the U.S that heard about them. In chronological order, these shootings are Columbine(1999), Virginia Tech(2007), and Sandy Hook(2012). !
! On April 20, 1999, in a small suburb just outside of Denver, this nation experienced one of the most tragic events in the history of the United States. At 11:19 AM, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, students of Columbine High School, arrived at school and the events that…

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