He killed two students and wounded a third before shooting his algebra teacher in the back. Three years later, April of 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold launched their infamous attack on Columbine High, Colorado, the slaughtering had continued. Threw the thirty-two killed and seventeen wounded by Seung- Hui Cho in Virginia Tech in 2007. What Gladwell has believed that “school shootings mostly involve young white men”, they were scattered instances of gunmen or bombers that has attacked schools in the years before Barry Loukaitis but had been lower profile. Eric Harris was a classic psychopath, Gladwell mentioned.
Andrew: A opposite of what is here is Dylan Klebold’s one of the two shooters in the columbine shooting. his mom saying she loved him and she said she felt like she knew everything that was going on in her life. She also said that she was not that strict with him and she didn’t know he was being bullied. Dylan’s mom thought she was authoritative but in reality she wasn’t. Her son got bullied and you know what came next.
This can further be analyzed by stating the facts. Before Eric and Dylan committed the attack they filmed themselves for a school project titled “Hitmen for Hire” where they swore aggressively, made violent statements, yelled at the camera, and reenacted a school shooting. Later on they filmed videos of themselves shooting weapons and executing the signature poses; where the killer points the gun at the camera, then at his own head, then spreads his arms wide with a gun in each hand and waves goodbye. Most future school shooters to come all performed the same poses and some even admitted to their influence by Eric. In terms of Collen’s proposal stating that Eric was the leader and Dylan followed; this was also true.
There is a one example of 60-year-old “welding teacher at William H. Neff Center… [who] allegedly lined up students near a garage door in the classroom, pulled a black gun out of his waistband and fired four to 10 shots at the terrified teens” (Caulfield). However, the man did not have intentions to kill his students, as he used blank ammunition. News show students are the major source of aggression. These facts suggest they should not be allowed to carry guns. But that would not resolve the problem.
He was quite fast, actually. However, the girl didn’t put much effort in fighting him. She aimed at his leg and pulled the trigger. The next thing I knew, I heard a bang followed by a long scream. Then, I saw the knife-wielding man lying on the ground, holding his wounded leg.
It has said that the first serial killer was Jack the Ripper. Killed five prostitutes and maybe more in London in 1888. H. H. Holmes was the first serial killer in America, he was responsible for 27 death of victims and the weird thing is that he killed the victims in his own hotel in Chicago. In the beginning of 1890s, France, The French Ripper, Joseph Vacher killed 11 women and children. Vacher also was executed in 1898 after confessing.
This is the second deadliest mass shooting in the United States. The Virginia Tech massacre. This shows what happens when a mental illness can lead to youth violence. It all started in 2005, when Seung Hui Cho was ordered by a judge to seek outpatient care after making suicidal remarks to college roommates. Seung was a senior at Virginia Tech University.
According to New England Journal of Medicine, Rooting out Gun Violence by Debra, Stephen. Edward, Marym Jeffery, Drazen (M.D. or Ph. D.) “A background check did not stop this killer, but tighter background checks can keep war weapons out of the hands of those who are known to be mentally unstable. - 33,000 people in the United States died from gunshot injuries and more than 84,000 survived with such injuries” (Malina, Morrissey, Campion, Hamel, Drazen, Paragraph 3, Page 1) To paraphrase, the evidence states that the current checks on the shooter did not make his purchase of a gun unavailable.
Mass shootings plague the world to this day, claiming hundreds of lives in the deadly process. Some of the more infamous occurrences include the Columbine High School, Dawson College, and Sandy Hook shootings. Regardless of the devastation they each caused, a clear distinction lies between these and the dastardly crime claiming almost a hundred lives: Anders Breivik’s mass murders in Norway. For each instance mentioned, prosecutors, defenders, or even the murderer attempt to blame video games as the motivation to kill, particularly stating games such as DOOM, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Grand Theft Auto. Before delving into their motivation, the Connecticut tragedy must first be understood.