School Shootings Essay

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School Shootings
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
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Granted that doesn’t give anyone the right to take another life, however when you’re tormented it changes the person you really are. And in some cases the individual simply has a mental issue and something just snaps. It follows, then these individuals simply need help and a lot of prayer as well as counseling. No one wins in school shootings; the victims and their families suffer as well as the killer and their families. Their lives are essentially over as well; either jail or in some cases death sentences. Many believe that you shouldn’t have remorse for the killers; and they deserve whatever they have coming. Despite the fact that they are mentally ill; no well-balanced individual would do such a cruel act of violence.
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,

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