School Shootings Essay
When I think of school shootings my mind immediately goes back to the Columbine High school shooting. This was the first school shooting that I was actually old enough to remember and understand. I still remember having a moment of silence for all of those involved. The New world encyclopedia states “Columbine High School shooting was one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. On April 20, 1999, two teenagers killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The incident drew worldwide attention. It led to widespread discussion over gun control and the prevention of school violence.” (Funk & Wagnalls) According to Wikipedia from 2011 to 2015 there has been …show more content…
The secret service has determined that these killings had no credible predictors for the reason, frequency, or motivation for some of these statistically rare acts of random violence. And in other cases the Secret Service found that when young people plan targeted violence they often tell at least one person about their plans, give out specifics before the event takes place, and obtain weapons they need usually from their own home or a relative’s home. According to an article on education world, the secret service says; school shooters don’t snap, they plan. The secret service advises schools to get troubled kids the help they need before they plan their attack.
School shootings are an ongoing,