“Overall, I would just call him socially awkward, I don’t know, shy and quiet. Didn’t really look you in the eye,” said one of the Lanza’s family neighbors (Vogel). In the United States through 2013 and 2015, on average, there were two school shootings a month. Sandy Hook Elementary school was one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history, (Ray).
Mass school shootings have been going on for years and have only gotten more frequent. Mass school shootings have tripled since 2011 according to a Harvard Research. There have been five school shootings this year since August. People wonder if having stricter gun laws in general or allowing guns on campus would help these horrible tragedies from occurring. Depending on the environment being lived in plays a big role in the use and possession of guns. Places like Nevada and West Virginia were it is very country and wide open makes owning guns almost normal. Living in places like Long Beach, California or New York makes owning guns very rare because there is really no use for them recreationally.
The Columbine High School Massacre took place on April 20, 1999. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were behind the horrible act. While what they did was one of the worst shootings to ever take place in America, it was a well thought-out plan. The two had planted a small bomb about 3 miles from the school as a diversion so they could go through with their heinous crime a little smoother. The bomb went off at 11:14 AM and started a small fire which was quickly extinguished by the fire department. At 11:19 AM, Harris entered the school equipped with a 12-gauge Savage-Springfield 67H pump-action shotgun, which he fired 25 times, and a High-Point 995 Carbine 9mm carbine with 13 10-round magazines, which was fired a total of 96 times. Klebold was armed
Why are some of our young men resorting to violence in the form of mass shootings? Over the years many theories have been developed to attempt to explain why mass shootings continue to occur in our country. In this essay, I will focus on and attempt to uncover how these theories may help us to understand why the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings (SHES) occurred.
National terrorism has been the focus of attention since September 11 (Haubrich, 2006). Unfortunately, domestic terrorism is now becoming increasingly common with hate groups around our nation. Domestic terrorism can be defined as violent acts that someone has committed in their own country against their fellow citizens and infrastructures. Some examples of violent acts include violent crimes, (murder, assault, and etc.) property crimes, and public order crimes. It can also be a crime against the state or federal government, like for example the attack on the World Trade Centers and the infamous Oklahoma City bombing.
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. Even tho this is the most recent mass school shooting in the U.S right now...school shooting have been around forever. Since the columbine shooting there has been over 7 events of a shooter walking on campus and firing their weapons. Why are these happening at the rate that they are. Is it terrorist is? Is it gang violence , or are people just sick? Well the it all of the above.
Terrorism has grown to become an important term during the past 40 years and this has been linked to certain groups using terrorism strategies to create chaos and mayhem among governments and the public. But terrorism has grown to develop different meanings among different people and even within government departments (Meisels). The severity and strategies of terrorisms have also changed in recent times with certain groups causing terror in public while others fighting certain groups and individuals and claiming it to be the fight for freedom.
In 1999, Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, walked into Columbine High School with shotguns, automatic weapons, and homemade pipe bombs, and killed 13 people, as well as, wounding 20 others, before killing themselves. Close to13 years after the massacre at Columbine, on December 14, 2012, another major school shooting took place in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This time, 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into the elementary school and murdered 20 children between the ages of 5 and 10, as well as, 6 adult faculty members, before killing himself. He used a semi-automatic, AR-15 as well. In more recent news, this past month we witnessed yet another mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Nicholas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 people. He used and AR-15 style assault rifle to carry out the
The world mourned when the Twin Towers were burned, Brussels was bombed, and when people were slain at a concert in Paris. All of these atrocities happened because of radicalization, which is taking an ordinary person and influencing their views to be more extreme and typically more violent. Radicalization is a social issue that was presented in the novel, Unwind, by Neal Shusterman. One of the main characters, Lev, was radicalized by a terrorist group, known as Clappers. Clappers lace their blood with explosives and then clap to detonate, killing as many people as possible. By researching radicalization my opinion that radicalization is wrong, did not change, I learned why it happens, and was able to connect it to my life.
School violence is an all too common event reported throughout history. Shootings and massacres are not a recent phenomenon, however, a historical recurrence . The first known case of a school massacre was reported July, 26th, 1764, an incident of the Pontiac War. Three Native American men raided a schoolhouse, in now present day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, and killed the Schoolmaster, Enoch Brown, and took the lives of 10 boys. Hundreds of years later, cases such as these happen all too frequently. In May 21st, 1998, Springfield, Oregon was struck with the news of a school shooting at Thurston High School. 15 year old, Kip Kinkel, first killed his parents at home before driving to school where he fatally shot two students, and wounded 22 others. Littleton, Colorado, on April 20th, 1999, was once the most fatal attack on a school. 18 year old, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold, 17, planned out their attack for a year, to kill at least 500 peers, and detonate the school. The shooting killed 12 students, one teacher, and wounded 21 others before committing suicide.
The Sandy Hook shooting was the second most deadly shooting in the U.S and left many families damaged after this unimaginable event took place. The students and teachers that went under the shooting were only focused on surviving through a horrific event and wondering if they would ever see their families again. First graders witnessed their friends in the next room being massacred, and unthinkable image. This event left the nation in a scare, causing everyone to look at gun and going to school a different way. Shooter and murderer Adam Lanza took the lives of many containing 30.47 pounds of ammunition. Although he did not use it all, it was enough to scar innocent students and teachers. The lives of the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will never be forgotten, and based on President Obama they will always be know as “the angels that were taken too soon” (Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Leaves 28 Dead, Law Enforcement Sources Say
Since 2013, 185 school shootings have occurred in the United States of America, according to the article "The Long, Shameful List of School Shootings in America." This averages to about one every week. School shootings have been a problem in the United States since 1853 which is when one of the first documented shootings with a student undertaking the shooting happened. Chris Glavin in his article “History of School Shootings in the United States” exclaims, “[On] November 2, 1853 [in] Louisville, Kentucky, a student, Matthew Ward, bought a self-cocking pistol in the morning, went to school and killed Schoolmaster Mr. Butler for excessively punishing his brother the day before.”
“Researches believe domestic lone wolf terrorists are fundamentally different than organized international terrorist groups” (). Lone wolf terrorists rarely carry out their criminal acts because of politics alone, but find their motivation through personal grievances, disputes, or hateful ideology. Furthermore, unlike international terrorists, lone wolf terrorists have a history of some sort of mental health issue. Law enforcement agencies believe that lone terrorist have more in common with apolitical mass murders than organized terrorist cells, because their attacks tend to be less effective and deadly than coordinated attacks by organized terrorists groups (). Unlike international terrorists organizations, lone terrorist conduct their violence in a place they are familiar with. However, lone terrorists are similar to international terrorists because they also carry out violence in unknown locations. International terrorists
Terrorism causes fear all across the world. People are terrified because of what happens in these attacks. There are many different kinds of fear caused by terrorist attacks. Some react to these attacks differently than others. Many react to these attacks in a constructive and rational matter, this helps to not give the terrorists what they want. If we can do this we can minimize these attacks across the world. So, are you with me? Will you help to minimize this problem?
Today’s World, humanitarian intervention is the popular topic in international relations and the most controversial title among the scholars. Generally, we can define Humanitarian intervention as the state use military forces to against or punish another state, when the state has been termed as human rights violated state or major threat of other countries. Generally, the state government has many responsibilities such as to protect national security, to prevent from external shocks, and to protect the lives and the safety of their citizens. If the state’s government absent of these responsibilities and if their actions