School Shootings And Its Effect On Society Essay

2148 Words Feb 5th, 2015 9 Pages
“This could never happen in my school.” This is one of the first thoughts that goes through a student’s mind when they hear about a school shooting. The fact is though, it can. School shootings can happen at any school at any time. In this day and age, it seems as if school isn’t a safe place for Americas children anymore (Alfred University). School shootings are on the rise more than ever in today’s society with kids as young as nine years old committing these gruesome crimes against their classmates and teachers. After every horrific school shooting, it is human nature to search for the clues that might explain what happened, and how to keep it from happening again. American schools became dangerous places at the end of the twentieth century. Children as young as twelve and thirteen came to school not to study, but to shoot as many people as possible. Even as these students transformed schools into war zones, teachers and other students did what they could to restore order and to save lives. Since the 1990’s researches have increasingly focused on school shootings in America (America Has Had). Three of the most common school shootings that are talked about are Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, Marysville Pilchuck High School and the Columbine High School shootings. The Second Amendment states that United States citizens have the right to bear arms. This amendment is the most controversial amendment of all twenty-seven of them. About eighty million Americans,…

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