It was on February 14, 2018 when Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He opened fire and in the end, 17 people were killed. Although there had been several school shootings that had already happened before, like the Columbine High school shooting where 13 people died, the recent incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida caused a turning point in history because students all around the country were sick of constantly being in danger. In the articles, “Students plan Denver march focused on school safety” and “Organizers plan for 500,000 attendees at ‘March For Our Lives’ gun-control march in Washington,” students around the US are gathering together to voice their fear,
The first recorded school shooting in America dates back to 1764, during Pontiac’s War. Since then, hundreds have occurred, claiming many lives (Galvin). In the modern era, the rarity of these events has been steadily decreasing, which may be caused by the confusion that surrounds gun laws and regulations. The new debate over this issue is likely due to the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. Since that event, about 65 people who have committed a school shooting have referenced Columbine as a motive.
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)
As a student, you would think that going to school 6 hours a day, for 5 days a week would be a safe environment for you. think that most agree, that we should be doing things about guns in America. Many school staff and students get killed by these horrible weapons that are called guns, which not a lot of people can stop from bringing it to school. After learning about many massacres that happened in the past couple of weeks, we should have stricter gun laws and background checks in order to keep our country safe.
Greg Toppo made a unique point: “Just as their grandparents feared polio and their parents feared nuclear war, these young people arrive at school each morning fearing death by high-powered rifle.” School shootings have become more and more typical in modern society. One solution that some propose is giving teachers guns in their classroom, and it has become a hot topic in Washington recently. Teachers in the United States should not have guns in the classroom because students could accidentally get ahold of the gun, teachers have to leave their students in order to find the intruder, and there are already many everyday items that teachers need in their classrooms rather than firearms. Teachers in the United States should not have a gun in class because students could accidentally get ahold of the gun.
School Shootings On April 20, 1999 two columbine seniors went to school with guns, knives, and bombs concealed beneath their trench coats and opened fire on their classmates and teachers. In less than an hour the detonated thirty handmade bombs, shot and killed twelve students and a teachers, and injured twenty-three others. Society needs to fix the problem of school shootings. A School shooting is when a shooter enters a school and tries to kill as many people as they want teachers, staff, and students.
Gun control is an extremely hot topic that has become a serious focal point in the news today in America. Americans are seeing an increase in not only the numbers of shooting incidents that are occurring around the country, they are also seeing an increase in the number of mass shootings that are effecting students, in particular high school students. As a society, Americans have determined that mass shootings in school, which should be a safe haven for students, are not acceptable. One can successfully argue that Americans need to develop a way to stop deadly gun violence.
This paper will seek to determine why have school shootings become familiar media events. On April 20th 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, two students of Columbine High School, equipped with multiple firearms including explosives went on a killing spree, before committing suicide (Kohn, 2001). Wounding more than 20 people and causing the death of 13 people, the Columbine High School shooting is considered as one of the most important school shootings in history. School shooting is the action in which ‘multiple intentional killings’ are carried out in ‘educational institutions’ by one or more perpetrators (Böckler et al., 2013, p.3). The devastating event not only appeared on newspapers but it has since been adapted into an Oscar-winning
Patrick McAndrew Mrs.Scruggs English III 10-May-2016 Today many people around the world and even in the US are scared about the next shooting and where it will take place. Many states don 't allow concealed carry on school grounds because they believe that the students are not ready for a responsibility like carrying a gun. Eight states in the US allow concealed carry on campus because the state has voted on it and passed it through government. Other states such as Georgia have discussed the topic on concealed carry but very very will vote for it because they feel students and faculty are not ready for such a big responsibility.
Experiencing a school shooting is by far one of the worst feelings that an individual can experience. Knowing how dreadfully impactful a school shooting can be to not only a teen or child’s life, but their family, society tries to keep incidents like school shootings from occuring. In articles “Here’s How to Prevent The Next School Shooting, Experts Say,” and “No There Hasn’t Been 18 School Shootings in 2018, That number is flat wrong,” these articles thoroughly state how negatively impactful a school shooting can be in society. While one article supports this issue by sending advice on how to impede them, the other restates what a school shooting really is about; therefore, what would be considered a correctly based opinion towards these articles?
Since 2013 there have been 203 school shootings in America(“203 school shootings in America since 2013”). The school shootings were labeled as accidents, suicide attempts, and mass shootings. These shootings take place all over the United States in schools with students as young as preschoolers, to as old as college students. In 2013 Arkansas joined a fleet of six states that are currently allowing armed guards in their schools. Those six states are Ohio, Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Washington(Flock).