The story of Ronald Gene Simmons. On the 22nd of December, 1987 the worst mass murder in Arkansas history took place. A man by the name of Ronald Gene Simmons went on a killing spree. He started off by killing his wife, kids, and his three year old granddaughter, but it didn’t stop there. He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people?
The entire tragedy occurred in only eleven minutes, where he had entered four classrooms and shot all but two of his victims multiple times. The custodian, Rick Throne, ran through the untouched hallways alerting classrooms about the armed intruder. Lanza attempted to shoot almost every person he encountered and entered every room he could get access to except the first room available when walking through the main doors of Sandy Hook. That classroom happened to have a black sheet of paper covering the window from the prior lockdown drill that happened weeks earlier and it blocked any outside sources from viewing the inside which Adam Lanza seemed to overlook. That benefitted Kaitlin Roig’s classroom from obtaining an attack, thus, saving fourteen students from the exposure of the
The Kent State shootings—also known as the May 4th Massacre—occurred at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. The incident involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4th, 1970. The guardsmen fired sixty-seven rounds over a period of thirteen seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis. Some of the students who were shot were protesting and others were just in the area on their way to class. At the end of April, President Nixon announced to the nation that the “Cambodian Incursion” had been launched by United States combat forces.
“Since 2013 there has been an average of one school shooting a week in the U.S., and 18 since the beginning of this year.This is a horrific thing that is getting out of control in the U.S. When a gunman killed 20 first graders and six adults with an assault rifle at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, it rattled Newtown, Conn., and reverberated across the world. Since then, there have been at least 239 school shootings nationwide. In those episodes, 438 people were shot, 138 of whom were killed.it is time we bring awareness to this situation. There are many different opinions on this subject.” There are varying views on this issue.
Much like trying to define a mass shooting, deciding what is and is not a school shooting can be difficult. Some obviously fit the common-sense definition: Last month, a teen in Texas opened fire in a school cafeteria, injuring a 15-year-old girl. Others that Everytown includes on its list, though, are trickier to
Amityville took place in the 1970’s. “My parents have been shot!” Screamed Ronald Defeo bursting into Harry 's Bar on the night of November 13, 1974. Ronald was found guilty for the murder of his parents and four younger siblings. Today he is 64 and still is in jail. December 13, 1975, the Lutz family moved into the Defeo home 13 months after the murder.
“Local officials openly approve of these killings…”. Another example of violence against LGBTQ+ is the story of Larry King. On February 12, 2008, This 15-year-old was killed and murdered brutally because he just asked his murderer to be his valentine. How was he killed, you may ask? He was shot twice in the head by a fellow student, Brandon McInerney.
Since 1966, there have been 150 mass shootings in the United States. Over 1,000 people have been killed, and over 150 of those people were children or teenagers. These statistics are brought up in a heartbreaking article by The Washington Post, titled “The Terrible Numbers that Grow with Each Mass Shooting,” written by By Bonnie Berkowitz, Denise Lu and Chris Alcantara. After the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, debates on gun control have once again sparked up. This has happened far too many times for change not to occur.
The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. It allows American citizens to bear arms. We are talking about this issue because of what happened with the Parkland shooting. To this day, one of the top deadliest shootings that occurred here in the States is when Nikolas Cruz, a 19- year old had access to an AR-15. He managed to kill 17 innocent students and faculty leaving the entire school with a traumatic experience that one will never forget.
News show schools, universities and other educational institutions had mostly negative impact of weapons. The history has many examples of deadly shootings in educational facilities. “23-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho [killed] 32 people in two locations and [wounded] an undetermined number of others on campus” (CNN Library) in the Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. There are other examples of students who used guns to kill or wound people in their educational institutions. Weapons were cared by other