The Columbine high school shooting took place in Littleton, Colorado on April 20, 1999. Two teens went on a shooting spree, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide. The crime was named one of the worst high school shooting in U.S. history and later began a national debate on gun control and school safety. There was also a major investigation to determine the motivations the gunmen, Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17. There were speculations that Harris and Klebold committed this vicious crime because they were members of a social outcasts group and as retaliation for being bullied.
The Parkland shooting in Florida. A tragic school shooting in mid-February of 2018 has the whole country spinning circles around more gun control. My opinion and stand point on this subject is to open readers eyes to the fact that it simply will not work. The students pushing for more gun control are starting marches that have affected the schools around the nation in a walkout in March of 2018. This walkout was for the awareness that students don’t feel safe in their hometown schools and also bringing awareness for the seventeen students who lost their lives during the shooting.
On my way to the entrance, Splat! A bird poops on the sleeve of my sweater. In awe, I try my best to wipe it off, but I end up just making it worse. At around 8:01 the bell rings my friends and I rush down the hallway to be in class in time. Ms. Halloween greeting us at the doorway.
Too many lives are being taken because of violent shootings. According to everytownresearch.org, “On an average day 96 Americans are killed with guns. Additionally, on average there are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year in the United States.” David Frum, Daily Beast and CNN contributor, stated, “About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds.
There have been multiple cases of kids getting their parents guns and accidentally shoot somebody else or themselves. In the year 2015 at least 265 people were accidentally shot by kids. Guns are not safe for children to have because there could be school shooting, they can rob stores,and banks, and that can be very dangerous. 13 people at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.” Twelve students and one teacher were killed by students Dylan Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18”.
The increase in mass shootings and school shootings has sparked a lot of conversation on the gun laws that are in place right now. The most recent mass school shooting happened in Florida, “a gunman set off fire alarms at a Florida high school on Feb. 14, luring hundreds of students out of their classrooms so he could open fire on them with a semi-automatic AR-15” (Farber). This shooting sparked nationwide conversation on the gun laws that the government has put in place. There is a percentage of the population in the United States that believes that all firearms should have harsher laws, and some people even want to see firearms completely banned. However, there is another group of people who want to see the gun laws kept as they are, or even have the laws become
At the prom, Carrie is very happy because she has been accompanied by Tommy Ross. As soon as Carrie and Tommy are voted queen and king of the prom, as evil Chris has planned to take her revenge from Carrie, they are asked to stand on the stage for the crowning, but both of them are showered by pig's blood that dropped on them from buckets above. Chris wants to shower carrie by pig's blood because she thinks that "pig's blood for a pig"(King 170). Tommy Ross receives his death by one of these buckets that hit his head. Then everyone laughs at her even the teachers.
Someone only whispers this to the people getting “freaked,” this means that the whole school nominated a group of people to “bully” them for the day. They go to Lauren’s cars to find the “freakers” surrounding it with paintball guns. They run through the forest while being chased by the “freakers”. They slow down and go to a bridge. There they have a fight, but the fight was soon forgotten by the two girls.
Ok I am ready were on our ways to my first day of school the first thing that happens is that all the white kids start to surround our car. I Think I can see the state guard blocking the entrance of the high school. I got out and all the mean words that the whites yelled at where really hurtful, but I ignored all of them, I said to myself that I cam to learn and have good education for a good career, I will ignore all the haters. We all walked to the entrance and the state guard was here they had guns and knives, as soon as we tried going inside and the stopped us as said "the governor send us to stop any black women or men to enter this school". We waited outside waiting for someone to help us and let us in but no one came.
The nation in return rose to action and changed to insure safety across America. The Sandy Hook Massacre affected the US tremendously, creating awareness, more school security, and a new effective lockdown procedure at schools. Nearly immediately after news broke out of the shooting, people asked how a man who was so sick in the head could get a hold of so powerful of a rifle. The nation however had no answer. Gun laws had been in question before, but now after the funerals of 20 children the United States had to change.
October 14 7:07 am: The raindrops glisten as i walk along the road listening to my walkman. “another day another blunder” i thought to myself. when im a minute away the bus drives right by me. “oh crap” i pull out my phone to call my parents. When I get to my bus stop I like all my parents and they come pick me up but when they before they do that they yell at me like every other day when I get to school I go straight to the band room to drop off my bass clarinet.
In December, 2014, the actual day McClain left the University Hospital, the threatening / harassing phone calls began. She said the phone threats were accompanied by McClain physically following her. One evening while her daughter was cheerleading at Hickman High School McClain showed up and began staring at her daughter, then back at Brandy. She was so scared that she had to get an escort from the facility after the game because McClain was hanging around gymnasium.
Since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, there have been over 30 more school shootings resulting in 160 fatalities. The majority of these have been committed by one or more students who walk through the front doors and open fire. These kids have had easy access to guns, some of which were military style assault rifles. The frequency of school shootings since 1999 has risen and is consistently rising. There may be no way to stop them from happening anymore unless we institute stricter gun laws.