Sandy Hook Elementary school was one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history. A twenty year old man named Adam Lanza, killed twenty eight people, including himself (Ray). The police found many articles and books about mass killings at his home (Editors). Today, there are many memorials, including websites and fundraisers to remember everyone that died in this tragic event (My Sandy Hook
As stated prior, during the time of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, President Barack Obama was also fighting to make more strict gun control in America. President Obama wanted it to be more difficult to possess such lethal weapons, in hopes that it would lower the risk of crimes such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Because of these two events happening at the same time, many people believed that the Sandy Hook shooting was an inside job. People believed that President Obama set up the shooting in order to demonstrate why we needed more strict gun control. Society believed that the Sandy Hook shooting gave Obama evidence as to why we needed gun control.
Another angry kid shoots up a school full of kids, or was the cause of this tragedy darker than we could have imagined? “Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 armed with an AR-15 rifle and other firearms. He killed 20 children and six educators” (Scinto). The nation was shook by the news of the shootings. Adam Lanza took twenty-six lives days before Christmas.
School Shootings: How We All Miss the Point... 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.
Unlike professional shooters, teachers must undergo a series of training in order to obtain a gun. Without the proper protection and training, which was not included in the resolution, would guarantee that the weapons would fall under the wrong hands of the students. Everytown Research states, “Among shootings at K-12 schools in which the age of the shooter was known, 56 percent (39 of 70) were perpetrated by minors.” The resolution states that all teachers would be armed, but, if the teachers were to be armed, the teachers would traumatize the students mentally away from them. Hamby, a research professor in the department of education states, “ ...the links between exposure to weapons violence and negative outcomes of trauma in kids (including depression, anxiety and aggression).
He first tries to get at the reader's emotions by bringing up the Tragedy at Newtown throughout the article. Most people know that when they see Sandy Hook or Tragedy at Newtown they first thinks about the children that died at an elementary school from a school shooter. He tells the reader about the law that was up for a vote that would allow teachers to carry guns with more training, but ends that sentence with “It was approved the day before the shootings in Newtown” (cnn). Not only does he bring up Newtown, but brings up the Colorado theater shooting that happened. He states a quote from the Colorado governor in which he basically says that he was surprised that with all the people in the theater that no one had a conceal and carry and could have stopped the shooter.
We need to make dealing with mental health and keeping guns out of the hands of would-be criminals our main priorities in order to prevent these tragedies in the first place. Our first reaction shouldn 't be to meet violence with violence. Karen Feldscher the writer on the 1999 Columbine School Shooting wrote, “On April 20, 1999, two teenagers went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and then killed themselves. The rampage at their Jefferson County school in suburban Denver left fifteen individuals dead and twenty-four wounded. Shocking the entire country, the Columbine school shooting prompted a nationwide focus on why school killings occur and how to prevent them, raising concerns about how violence in the media was affecting young people.
School shootings are a reality that are becoming more common at what could be said an upsetting rate. As more shootings happen, more coverage is needed. Although these topics are hard for victims, sources are needed to supply the public with what has happened. Some journalist are a tough standstill on how to report
A school shooting is a traumatic event that requires early and effective intervention. Children are vulnerable to psychological stress which can cause devastating effects without proper intervention. The goals of my intervention plan are to clarify the cause of the shooting, stabilize the situation as soon as possible, mobilize necessary resources, normalize of the situation, get the victims to safety and facilitate healing and access to help for those who need it. The first step will be an immediate action of mobilizing the necessary personnel and resources to aid in the intervention process.
You hear screams and more loud noises. You wonder “what’s happening.” Your heart skips a beat as the door opens and a police officer confirms your worst fears. Many people are dead. This is the scene from Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, 2012, the day of the shooting.
This world has been and continues to be scarred with constant, horrific, deadly, and painful events that affect hundreds of families. The unexpected mass shootings, school gun-downs, ramming of crowds, the bombing of a populated area, and dozens more, are now expected to appear in our news feed, but serious changes to prevent these disasters rarely occur. But the question is, how many more children have to die? How many more families need to be destroyed? How many more innocent
President Obama has learned from the Sandy Hook shooting that these types of tragic events are happening too often. In the World Almanac, World News Digest states, “He said “Since I’ve been President, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings (World News Digest.” President Obama has seen too many communities be ripped apart by mass shootings. Obama is learning that there has to be a way to prevent tragedies like this from happening. President Obama wants tragedies like this to stop and plans to do everything in his power to stop them.
Barry Levinson’s 1997 film, Wag The Dog, demonstrates to what length the government will go to in order to be reelected, even if it means war, through mockery. This film does not hold back when it comes to ridiculing key figures and groups. The director expresses his view by using a representative of the president, a Hollywood producer and a spin doctor to expose the tactics used by governments, and influential organisations. Levinson targets especially the government and mocks the steps members of the government are willing to take to win an election. In addition, the media is gone because it is contaminated easily as Wellers Hollywood's extravagant ways. Furthermore the film highlights how naïve members of society can be. This well renowned movie, does not desist in scorning each and every individual of American society.