The Tragedy Of The Columbine High School Shooting

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Located in Littleton, Colorado, Columbine High School is most famously recognized for being one of the “deadliest school shooting in American history”, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Two high school students were to blame for this tragedy. Abc News reported that the shooters “slaughtered 12 students” and left others critically wounded with serious life threatening injures. School shooting in recent years have unfortunately become a prevalent issue in our society, they happen so often that high schools across the nation have each implemented some sort of emergency evacuation plan, if a shooting were to occur. When it comes to the Columbine High School shooting, who is to blame or where might the blame fall? Most people assume that …show more content…
The media began speculating that the shooters childhood upbringing could have had a lot to do with the matter. In addition, the parents of both shooters were both questioned heavily by the authorities and press. In situations like the Columbine tragedy, we only grieve with the innocent victims of the shootings. However, on that fateful day two sets of parents also lost their teenage sons, yet we show no remorse for them because ultimately we blame them for this tragedy. The parents of the shooters were portrayed through the media as bad parents. In time of grief, the surviving victims are trying to find who to blame for the mishap. The blame in this case was set upon the parents of the shooters, “ we think of them a a Dr. Frankenstein who created a monster. We blame them and we hound them” (Schwartz 294). We give them no sympathy, because people don 't think about how they lost a loved one too. People lose sight of the fact that these parents never intended to create these monsters. While everyone grieves in privacy, the parents of the shooters have to live with the effects that there beloved sons left behind for them. The parents of the shooters had no involvement in the Columbine shootings, yet they still find themselves apologizing to the families of the …show more content…
The shooters felt as though they were outcasted by the rest of their peers because of their physical differences. According to the New York Times, Harold And Klebold, were party of an organization “ the black trench coats” which made them stick out from the crowd. This lead the perpetrators to receive unwanted attention from their peers in the form of name calling and their peers ostracized them. When it comes to school shootings across the nation, bullying typically plays a crucial role in the days leading up to the attack. If Harold and Klebold were to have received therapy, then this school shooting could have been prevented. According to students at Columbine high school, weeks prior to the shooting, the two teenage boys were starting to act out more which caught the attention of their fellow peers. Is it possible that this was Harold and Klebold’s last cry for help? Their strange behaviors worried some students; however none of the them took the action to report

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