"Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott" by Beth Nimmo and Darrell Scott is a story written by parents of a girl who was killed in the shootings at Columbine High School in 1999. After her death, they found journals and other writings that showed them that their daughter had an intimate relationship with God. They share her writing and their experiences in this book to help others who struggle with faith.
On April 20, 1999, two disturbed teenage boys Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris began a killing rampage at Columbine High School in the suburban town of Littleton, Colorado. This was considered one of the worst school shootings to occur at that time. In the morning of April 20, before noon, the two juveniles had killed 13 people to include 12 students and 1 teacher; they also wounded another 23 people before turning the guns on themselves. This event would change the theories as to why school shootings would occur. (History)
In his article, “Thresholds of violence” by Malcolm Gladwell, has effectively proven that the school shootings changed and they’ve became ritualized. From an incident, a group of three officers had arrived to the unit’s door step, and a young man stood in the center. The man became extremely defensive when one of the officers had to pat LaDue down. The officer had over heard that LaDue was making bombs in the storage locker, then had found a SKS assault rifle with sixty rounds of ammunition, a Beretta 9-mm, hand gun, including three ready-made explosive devices hidden in his bedroom. “There are far more things out in that unit than meet the eye” (Gladwell 2), exampling how there’s not only going to be a specific amount of bombs that would have
Will banning of assault weapons reduce crime? The production, sale, and possession of assault weapons for private citizens should be banned in the U.S. According to “The Washington Post”, banning assault weapons will not reduce crime. It will only lead to banning of guns. In the post, they state, “It 's only real justification not to reduce crime, but to make the ownership of weapons to the public less.” By making the ownership of weapons less, the crime rate will most likely decrease, individuals will feel more comfortable walking out-side.
The aftermath of a school shooting is tragic, depressing, and causes hatred for the lives lost and the person who took them. Everyone, especially the media, tries to interpret why the shooter killed their victims, or why they felt the need to end others’ lives and their own. How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings, by Mark Manson, explains what and why these mass shootings happen. He starts by using examples of shootings and the murderer’s past. This article has great viewpoints, use of argumentative reasoning, and shows what truly happens in the hallways of a school shooting.
What happens before, during, and after a tragedy no one saw coming? To this day the United States of America still mourns the loss of people who gave their lives to help people and the people who got them taken away by the terrorists that sought out to harm innocent citizens and caused the tragedy on September 11th, 2001, but what determines if something gets remembered or not? It’s preventable-ness, it’s impact on the days after, or is it if the tragedy is caused by an outside source? 9/11 was a large event that made national headlines, this affected people on a national scale. Let’s shrink the size of thing from the large city of New York and focus on the small town of Littleton, Colorado 2 years prior to 9/11. The Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999 was a catastrophe of epic proportions, some argue that nothing could have been done, but with the advancements of technology and research on the internet people can see how badly Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were bullied and harassed, people can also learn how if signs like internet posts and obsessions with weapons were taken seriously this horrific event could have been prevented.
In Cold Blood, written by Truman Capote, “reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers.” Murders of this kind cause more fear and phobias in not only rural communities, but really any community. The murder of the beloved Clutter family is more widely recognized and emits an abundant amount of fear upon citizens in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. No one thought such a terrible tragedy could transpire to them… until it happened. There have been similar small town crises throughout history that have left lasting effects on not only the town, but the nation as well. A few of the other major incidents include the Jonesboro School Shooting, the Columbine Massacre, the Sandy Hook Shooting, and more recent the Petit Family Murders.
On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold left the world in a state of shock when they embarked on one of the most perilous school shootings in American history. The Columbine High School shooting left thirteen dead and a total of twenty-two injured. After this massacre took place, many wondered what triggered these boys to attack their own school, and if there was any way it could have been prevented. The novel “Columbine” by Dave Cullen illustrates why this may not have been possible. The attack on Columbine High School was inevitable because of the deranged behaviors of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
I’m assuming most of these people had comments on the gang. Students at Columbine after the shooting were probably scared of the gang, since they thought two of their gang members had shot up their school. The gangs ‘’description” was they were loners who played violent video games such as ‘’Doom’’ and listened to Marilyn Manson. There was approximately twenty-one students in the TCM, they were all investigated, and gave information about Eric and Dylan. The information some of the members gave, explained how Eric and Dylan associated with some of the members of the gang.
The biggest misrepresentation was the immortalization of Cassie Bernall to the Christian community. Cassie was reported to have been murdered by Dylan after she bravely professed her religious faith when asked if she believed in God. In reality, it was Val Schnurr, a survivor, who proclaimed her belief, and was later vilified for supposedly stealing Cassie’s martyrdom. The media also made the mistake of conceptualizing Dylan and Eric as social recluses who were bullied by jocks and didn’t fit in at school. In reality, however, the boys were outwardly well-adjusted, and had markedly different personalities. Eric was a highly intelligent rebel and a charmer, whereas Dylan was smart but self-conscious and prone to wild outburst of emotion. FBI agent and domestic terrorism specialist Dwayne Fuslier would later diagnose Eric as a young psychopath, an unfeelingly manipulative play-actor who knew how to get what he wanted out of everybody. Eric wanted to prove his superiority to the world and wanted to leave a legacy by striking fear into the hearts of his “audience,” the students left alive and the horrified world. But Dylan, who Fuslier diagnosed as depressive and self-medicating with alcohol, wanted primarily to end his own life. Regardless of motive, their actions would forever alter the lives of those affected by the
I remember the day vividly. I was staying home from school with food poisoning and was laying in my mom’s bed, flipping through the channels to see what was on TV. Then, I had to stop. This was April 16, 2007. This was the day of the Virginia Tech school shooting. I had never seen anything like this before. I was 12 and never thought that a shooting could happen in a school environment. Sadly, 12 year olds today probably would not be as shocked as I was when I saw the images on CNN and frantically called my parents. Watching the coverage of this massacre all day, I was completely appalled that the shooter was mental ill and on a wait list for a mental hospital. The thought that there was a large wait for mental ill patients to get help was
Columbine High School is a dense populated school with many different types of groups and cliques. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris did not fit into just one individual group, which predominantly classifies them as “outsiders”. Outsiders usually did not hangout with other cliques, and they did not seem to really fit in. Dylan and Eric were no exception and kept to themselves most of the time. The two boys had somewhat different personalities, but both wanted the same thing and felt the same way about Columbine High School.
Columbine high school was never the same after they made national headlines in 1999. Two students named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were responsible for the killing of thirteen students and wounding twenty others. Also, for the killing of themselves. During the investigation we learned that the students involved were first students, that have been bullied, picked on and loners in the school, the signs were there but ignored by everyone at their homes and school. Due to the shooting at Columbine high school, the world had now seen the effects of school bullying, and mistreatment of each other. School across the nation made drastic changes to their policies regarding bullying, and gun control for the nation.
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