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    Each school shooter has an individual story and should be treated disparate from the rest, but there are several similar characteristics between many school shooters throughout history. Though there are many factors that come into play when evaluating why someone would shoot up a school. One of those factors stems purely from the shooter’s mental health. In several interviews, such as an interview of Evan Ramsey the 1997 Bethel Regional High School shooter, school shooters admit to feeling mentally unstable.

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    “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.

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    Essay On School Shooting

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    In reviewing multiple school shootings, a trend establishes. With respect to popular, well-known school shootings, students that committed these acts were introverted and possessed the characteristics of students who could commit on-campus violence. In reflection, school shootings led politicians to question current gun laws, as well as the controversial second amendment. With the creation of the Second Amendment in the original Bill of Rights in 1776, the

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    Cause Of School Shootings

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    According to Everytownresearch “Every one out of 30 schools from 2009 to 2012 had to deal with one of their students kindergarten through twelfth either having a gun or using a gun on school property.” Every time a school shooting or school massacre happens way more than they should and every time something like this happens they are getting worse each time. There are many causes to school shootings, ways schools are trying to respond the this kind of stuff happening, and examples of this kind of stuff that has happened in the world like the first school shooting, most massive, and the younger shooter to show what kind of stuff happens when something like a school shooting does occur. A school shooting is defined as “when a firearm was discharged

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    If it wasn’t already enough sending soldiers out into the battle field. School should be one of the safest places in which one’s son/daughter can get an education, make long lasting memories and graduating starting the next chapter of their lives. No parent should be worried sending their son/daughter, however it has become a concern. “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” (History). If they were able to obtain lethal weapons to harm others then anyone can have access to assault weapons.

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    Gun control has been a controversial issue for years and numerous solutions have been proposed and enacted. The debate sparked after tragic civilian attacks, like school shootings. An example, is the tragedy in 1999 at Columbine High School. Two teens attacked the school, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before killing themselves. Following this attack, numerous solutions have been argued and purposed.

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      On April 20, 1999, two teens named Eric Harris (18), and Dylan Klebold (17), went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They ended up killing 13 people and wounding over 20 others before turning their guns on themselves and committing

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    School shootings have been happening more than ever and it needs to stop. As most of you should know Columbine,Sandy hook,and parkland were some massive school shootings that never should 've happened. These teens who commited the murder has had enough and just wants everybody to feel the pain they felt when being bullied. “Most attackers showed some history of suicidal attempts or thoughts…(school shootings)” This tells you that many of the teens who committed the shooting were once bullied and they want to seek revenge and get their anger out.

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    There have been multiple cases of kids getting their parents guns and accidentally shoot somebody else or themselves. In the year 2015 at least 265 people were accidentally shot by kids. Guns are not safe for children to have because there could be school shooting, they can rob stores,and banks, and that can be very dangerous. 13 people at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999.” Twelve students and one teacher were killed by students Dylan Klebold, 17, and Eric Harris, 18”.

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    this is where the depression feels the worst because you don't see an end to it this is when he needs all the support he can get from family or e friend School shootings are one of the worst acts of humans and sadly much of this shootings are caused because of bullying in 1999 at Columbine High School two students plotted a massacre at the school, the student got axes to auto rifle and bombs, 11 student and a teacher were killed in the proces 23 were injured and the two shooters committed suicide, later investigation of why this happened leed that the two students suffered from bullying. another example is the 2017 shooting at Monterrey NL MX at the school Americano the situation was the kid was suffering from bullying but that wasn't the thing that convinced him to do it, investigation saw that he was in contact with a group in facebook called the hulk caln, in this group they pases porn, gore and other files, the group convinced him on doing a shooting telling him that he will be remembered as a hero, he took his father's gun and shot three people including the

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    Dave Cullen, had published Columbine ten years after this tragic event had occurred. Two of the students at columbine high school, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, had decided to try and create one of the biggest chaos’s trying to take out over 400 people. This school shooting took place in April of 1999, with 13 dead and around 24 wounded. This event had the country shook, having been one of the most well-known school shootings. In parts one and two of the book, Columbine, written by Dave Cullen, he creates suspense by the way he structures his writing, even though majority of the audience reading is aware of the outcome of this event.

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    School Shooting Analysis

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    They were initiated in 1996, but the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999 was the one to spread the future wave. Although sociologists struggle to find out why school shooters decide to accomplice themselves in mass murder; they do realize one thing. Most of the future school

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    School Shootings

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    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).

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    An example are the school shootings. The most well-known one is the shooting on the Columbine High School. Two young kids killed thirteen people. One of the reasons behind their actions was said

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    Since 2012, 57 students in the United States have died from gun-related school violence issues. Since 2012, 0 students in Australia, 4 students in Canada, and 2 in Mexico have died from gun-related school violence issues. As proven by research, the U.S. has serious school violence numbers. Mentor High School is a mixing pot of a new generation wanting to change this violence. School should always be a safe place and with administrator and board approval, Mentor High could

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    Essay On School Shooting

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    It took only ten minutes for Nikolas Cruz to enter the school premises, fire dozens of rounds throughout the school, and kill seventeen students and teachers. Many of the results of other shootings occurred here as well, but the perpetrator did not kill himself at the end; rather, he left campus in accordance of the students who fled the school. Though, the police forces caught him soon after. The feeling of dread that the students felt as their peers and teachers fell, before them, downed by the malicious intents of an alumnus cannot and could not be tolerated. Those within the building suffered through the dread of death, but their families had to endure the fear of their loved one falling to those bullets.

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    Columbine Kyli M. Shaull Penta Career Center Columbine Introduction Two boys, One school, Fifteen dead. What happened April 20th, 1999, at Columbine High School? Eighteen year old, Eric David Harris and seventeen year old, Dylan Bennet Klebold open fired on their classmates, killing two people, including themselves. In this essay I will explain what happened and possibly why?

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    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.

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    The Columbine shooting was one of the first mass school shootings in the US, and it was one of the first school shootings on the national radar in which the shooters killed twelve students and one teacher. People sometimes admire these people and reason people try to replicate this shooting is because they sometimes idolize former school shooters. These followers will try and replicate the former assailants, in which inducing another shooting/mass shooting. It is purely disgusting that people would idolize the monsters that committed these terrible attacks on innocent

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    Their hatred for school brought them closer together. No one knew that their friendship would be deadly. Columbine High School was filled with your average teenagers, but little did they know they had two very troubled and dangerous teens steaming up a plan to murder over half of the high school. On April 20, 1999 thirteen poor innocent teens went about their day not knowing they would be meeting their fate that day along with Eric and Dylan committing suicide. Two troubled teens ruined so many lives in just a couple of hours.

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