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    Columbine High School Massacre and How it Impacted Public Security “Do you believe in God?” This was the last thing Rachel Scott, a recently born-again Christian, had heard before telling Eric Harris yes and then being shot to death at point blank range. This quote is from the infamous Columbine High School mass shooting in Littleton, Colorado. This incident caused much outrage and questioning from many parents and students about the safety of their well-being while in school. The concerns quickly

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    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

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    Although the attack was almost twenty years ago, the Columbine High School shooting forever changed American schools. To this day, educators, parents, and American communities search for a compromise between school safety and America’s right to bear arms. Multiple regulations and laws have been set in place to make obtaining weapons more difficult, but people are still finding ways around the system. Since the incident at Columbine High School, school shootings have become a common occurrence and little

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    Columbine High School can forever be associated with the massacre that took place April 20, 1999. Dave Cullen, author of Columbine, captures the heart wrenching and cruel events that unfolded that April through his analysis of the normalities within the day and specific dialogue. Using many rhetorical devices, Cullen develops an agonizing emotion behind the terrible truth; it can happen anywhere. While spreading the terrible truth, he manages to also spread light on the events of April 20 in order

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    concludes and on the first day of school a student walks into his or her classroom and spots the teacher carrying a forty-five caliber handgun. This instantly changes the climate of the classroom. The issue with violence on campus started years ago with the Columbine High School massacre and continues today with the recent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It seems like every time someone turns on the television there are reports of a new school shooting. These school shootings lead to discussions

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    On April 20, 1999, not only American people but also the whole occidental world were rocked by the unfortunately news about the massacre perpetrated by two high-school students against their classmates in USA, Columbine High School, which had as result twelve dead students, one dead teacher and twenty four students were wounded. This fact generated a tremendous shock: two teenagers shot their classmates, they were armed with two rifles, one semiautomatic carbine, other powerful gun more and a pump

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    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

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    Grismer Mrs.Davis College Prep English 4 April 2017 Columbine School Shooting Twelve kids and one teacher melancholy pronounced dead at a scene proclaimed the “Columbine Shooting” at Columbine High school in Littleton, Colorado. Men were disguised in ski masks, by the names of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Nobody knows exactly why they did it, but some spectators say it was to get revenge of when they got bullied in high school(History.com). “ I was just sitting at work, having my lunch

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    health support services in the USA then tragic events like Columbine H.S. & Sandy Hook would probably never happen. That is why I am supporting for the USA to talk more about how to create more mental health support programs to help prevent gun violence events. Bibliography Works Cited CNN Library "Columbine High School Shootings Fast Facts" CNN.com (Updated April 5, 2017) (Internet) (http://www.CNN.com/2013/09/18/us/columbine-high-school-shootings-fast-facts) Culp-Ressler, Tara "10,000 Kids Are

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    Writer, Dave Cullen, writes Columbine as a detailed explanation of a tragic shooting fulfilled by classmates that tragically shook the school forever, underlining the motive of such a traumatic incident. Cullen emulates the shambled room after what was a normal library, when now it is not normal at all. He illustrates the tragic tone with descriptive imagery of the aftermath with the use of the devices such as repetition and parallelism with what used to be a High school but now a crime scene. At first

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    The entire school shooting lasted for 45 minutes until the shooters commited suicide. The Columbine was one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. The two shooters were students at Columbine High School. Columbine High School Shooting was a tragic event that could have been stopped even though the outcome of the shooting could have been much worse, the event that happened in the Columbine were horrific, and missed warning signs could have stopped the attack from ever happening. The events

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    In Dave Cullen 's book Columbine we are given a new perspective on the columbine high school shooting, and the events prior. We are shown Eric and Dylan’s personal lives outside of being the “Cruel” and “Heartless” people that they are. They are people that we have created and refuse to accept so it’s their fault for what they become. Have we as a society willingly created this? History’s effect on how we see people is detrimental. Since the dawn of time there has always been some sort of hierarchy

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    Bullying can cause terrible situations in schools. Consequently, bullying at Columbine High School caused a school shooting. Bullying also leads to suicides of students across the nation. Studies show that bullying can also inhibit learning and encourages antisocial behavior problems. Many schools have been trying to send the message that tormenting children is prohibited. This improves the wellbeing of bullies and also the ones getting harassed. Most of the effects of bullying hurt the one getting

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    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

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    Bulling in schools seems to be a touchy subject these days. It was as well when I was in high school. I can recall one brief time in school when I was bullied, because of what I had or did not have. There was this boy his name was Paul and he was my tormentor for that brief time. At that time growing up my family did not have much money so we could not afford nice things in particular new clothes. The beginning of freshman year I had to wear the same clothes I did of my eighth grade year. This went

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    Why They Did It Columbine High School is a dense populated school with many different types of groups and cliques. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris did not fit into just one individual group, which predominantly classifies them as “outsiders”. Outsiders usually did not hangout with other cliques, and they did not seem to really fit in. Dylan and Eric were no exception and kept to themselves most of the time. The two boys had somewhat different personalities, but both wanted the same thing and felt

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    fire rate, ammunition capacity, range, and accuracy. The AR-15 used the recent school shooting in Florida recently and 9 other rifles were legally purchased by 19, Nikolas Cruz, at Gun World of South Florida in Deerfield Beach. If there was a thorough background check along with a immensely

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    stories in the past twenty years is the two young men were responsible for the Columbine massacre in the US. While the Columbine school. This shootings brought world-wide attention to school incidents, but this case was not an isolated, we have a long history of aggressions in schools. A report by the US Secret Service and the US Department of Education in 2002 indicated that in 37 incidents of targeted school shootings and school attacks from 1974 to 2000 in this country, found that “over half of the

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    Silence Broken Analysis

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    On April 20, 1999, a massacre happened at Columbine high school in Littleton, Colorado. It took 17 years after the tragedy for one of the gunman’s mother, Sue Klebold, to come forward and speak about the incident. In the video documentary, Silence Broken: A Mother’s Reckoning, she is interviewed by Diane Sawyer on 20/20 and discusses her relationship with her son, what happened inside her home leading up to the tragedy, and about the victims. Diane Sawyer also discusses teenage mental health, the

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    Columbine Censorship

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    “On April 20, 1999, two teens went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide .” Disturbingly, the Columbine gunmen’s inspirations to commit this heinous crime have been linked to the American film known as The Matrix. There are several significant details shared between the Columbine massacre and this popular American film. Most notably, in both the film and

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