On February 14, 2018, America was struck with another merciless school shooting. A 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz gunned down his former (was expelled at the time of shooting) high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. There were 17 victims that will forever be in the hearts of their fellow classmates. Nikolas later after the shooting blended into the crowd, and then went to a subway and ordered a drink. Now right in that very moment, there is definitely something wrong with the security system in the high school.
What is the worst thing you ever done? Perhaps it yell at your mom, or maybe steal a candy bar form the the store. How did you feel after the fact? Guilty, or regret? Well unlike normal people, nicholas cruz gets his kicks from killing 17 inconnect students of Stoneman Douglas High School.
Imagine the family of the boy he murdered. Nathaniel shot the boy and imagine the horror and sadness on the faces of the boy’s family when they learned that he would no longer be with them, that their beloved brother, son, or grandson who had yet to live his life was dead. In another article on juvenile justice, it was written, “If offenders believed juvenile courts wouldn’t hold them fully responsible for their crimes, they would be likely to commit serious crimes.” Kids needs to know there are consequences. If they only received a warning or a lighter sentence, they would not care and would be a threat to others. In order to prevent more serious crimes from happening, the youthful criminals need to be stopped early on and learn that adult courts would hold them fully responsible for their
Ted Bundy committed his first murder in 1974. He killed over 100 women, and those bodies are still not found today. He made it well known that he did love to kill, and his parents were in shock and had no idea that he was capable of this. Ted was imprisoned twice, and escaped both times. The first time, he escaped in Utah Prison by crawling out a small in his jail cell.
This quote helps explain some of the crimes or scary acts, “People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows… people’s chickens and household pets were found mutilated” (Harper Lee 10). This quote proves that Scout and Jem are scared of Boo because of the gruesome acts and small crimes he is blamed for, but may not have even committed. In the story they also explain how Scout and Jem run past the house and do not walk past the house. This quote proves this, “Jem said he reckoned he wasn’t, he’d passed the Radley Place every school day of his life. ‘Always runnin’,’ I said (Harper Lee 16-17).
The Jonestown Massacre “Hurry my children, hurry, Jim Jones told his followers as they drank the poison that ended their lives”(Streissguth 1). James Warren Jones was an American religious leader who was born on May 13, 1931 and died on November 18, 1978. Jones soon became known as the leader of a cult called “ The People’s Temple”. Jim Jones initiated and was responsible for a mass murder and mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Mass murder and mass suicide committed by Jim Jones and the government as a part of the massacre are two theories surrounding the mystery behind “The Jonestown Massacre”.
The police officer, by the name of Jason Van Dyke, found the guy and shot him 16 times murdering him. The entire incident was capture on a police dash cam, which became evidence to the murder. The whole incident happened about a year ago. However, the police decided to cover up the evidence and pay the young male’s family off to keep quiet about the situation. The family didn’t follow with police and made the incident go public.
“Since 1990, there have been 22 shootings at elementary and secondary schools in which two or more people were killed” (Fox). These terrifying statistics plant fear in the hearts of parents and students alike. Children feeling unsafe in school disrupts their education and ability to focus on tasks. As well, there are many loopholes to gun purchasing restrictions in the United States. If a person served 11 months in prison, but not a year, they can still purchase a firearm with no problem.
This mistreatment causes one to lash out on their peers because they felt ostracized in school and want revenge. Records show that 71% of shooters had been bullied, either in the past or in the present. The rejection and hurt often weighs down on them. In an article titled Aggression and Violent Behavior, author Donald Dutton claims, “They become and remain fixated and obsessed with rejection by what they see as an elite in-group whom they see as having unfairly achieved success. Instead of transcending the rejection, they formulate plans to annihilate the transgressors, which they justify as vengeance for the transgressions made against them,” (Dutton).
The six year old boy who had just shot Kayla ran to the bathroom and threw the gun into the trash. The bathroom was his only safe spot for now. He was too young to be charged so his uncle that left the gun laying around loaded was charged with involuntary manslaughter, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and gross neglect (Rosenblatt). Even though
In rare cases, these kids want to get revenge on the people who bullied them so they "snap" and think the only solution is violence. In September 2000, at McNary High in Keizer, Oregon, a police officer got a tip that someone was threatening the school. A 16-year old boy named Erik Ayala told another student that "he was mad at 'preps ' and was going to bring a gun in. ", according to the author Mark Follman. Bullying can cause kids to have negative physical, school, and mental health issues.
And Then There Were None is about how ten people were invited to Soldier Island. The ten guests were Mr. Justice Wargrave, Vera Claythorne, Phillip Lombard, Miss Emily Brent, General Macarthur, Dr. Armstrong, Anthony Marston, Mr. Blore, and Mr. and Mrs. Rogers. The guests each got picked off one by one. The murder was the last to die, and killed itself so no evidence was left behind of their doing. The murder started off with Anthony, and continued on with the other guests as the days past bringing fear and madness into their minds.
He had inappropriate feelings towards his mother, yet also hated her and dreamed of killing her. Gary Ridgway is a caucasian male who was 32 years old during his first murder and possibly 50 years old during his last. When he was a kid he took an IQ test and scored an 82. When Ridgway was a teenager he stabbed a 6 year old boy in the middle of the woods. He walked away laughing and told the boy: “I always wondered what it’d be like to kill someone.” No one knew of this event besides the boy and Ridgway, so no one could have suspected that he would have been a serial killer in the future.
Adam was a typical teenage boy played violent video games. The only difference between him and most teenagers was he found pleasure in watching horrendous acts. He played the typical games people find controversial because of the excessive levels of violence: Call of Duty, Combat Arms, Left 4 Dead, Grand Theft Auto, and Gears of War. One video game in particular was quite shocking to be found in his room. The name of the game is School Shooter.
Leo makes a comparison between teen violence and video games. He points to the Littleton massacre, a true bloodbath caused by two teenage students whom randomly shot and killed fellow classmates and a teacher, closing the stage by taking their lives shooting themselves in the head. Another example he pertain in the article was he introducing David Grossman a retired army officer who makes a disturbing