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History of School Shootings in US - As the world recovers from recent school shootings, people wondered why these events have occurred. They are focused on drug use, violent society, video games, bullying, and mental issues to try and explain an unexplainable event. The idea that a person would shoot others for little or no reason gave little relief to the survivors. History of School Shootings School shootings seemed like a new phenomenon, but they occurred for the majority of American history. The first school shooting occurred On July 26, 1764, when a Lenape Indian shot and killed nine children and the school master of the Greencastle, Pennsylvania school (Galvin): as noted in Appendix A....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Mass School Shootings in the U.S. - In the United States of America the right to bear arms gave birth to a phenomenon called the “gun culture,” the term coined in 1970 by a historian Richard Hofstadter, which describes America’s heritage and affection for weapons(1). Not only did gun culture become an inseparable part of American democracy, but also it is considered to be synonymous with independence and freedom, the most important values for American society. Even though the crime rate and murder rate in the U.S. is higher than in any other developed country, U.S....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Mass School Shootings in America - School shootings have been occurring all over the country. All of these school incidents are leading to one or more deaths. Many people think that it will never happen to them, but it could. After a school shooting occurs it may seem like everything is different, and has changed. This is the reason why many students are afraid to go to school and is so concerned about their safety. Many of these schools shooting are happening in suburban areas where many people think it is safe but while the school districts are focusing on keeping the violates out of city schools they forgot about the rest....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Mass School Shootings in America - American schools became dangerous places at the end of the twentieth century. Children as young as twelve and thirteen came to school not to study but to shoot as many people as possible. Even as these students transformed schools into war zones, teachers and other students did what they could to restore order and to save lives. In doing so, they became unlikely heroes on America’s latest battlefield. Although violence in schools is nothing new, multiple shootings are. According to the 1999 Annual Report on School Violence, the number of such shootings increased from one in 1994-95 to five in 1997-98....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1332 words
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Media's Role in Mass School Shootings - The United States will not soon forget the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut that came just two weeks before Christmas last year. This tragic event resulted in the death of twenty students and eight adults. Although the event shocked the nation, rampage shootings are nothing new. Over the years, many families have lost loved ones to these horrific events. As a result, these mass shootings such as the one that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary caught public attention leading to a push to find the cause of these events....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Cartoonists Respond to Mass School Shootings - When news of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting reverberated across the country on December 14, 2012, every office, living room, and classroom was silent. The shooter, Adam Lanza, had just killed twenty-eight people, twenty of them being kids no older than ten years old (Vogel). Since this tragic event, other shootings have occurred across the nation. Massive debates and demands of congressional action over gun violence and gun control sparked over the appropriate solution. Despite pleas from President Obama to enact change, gun advocates such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) have been able to continuously deter many government officials from pursuing anti-gun laws....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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We Must Work to Prevent Mass School Shootings - There have been many horror stories in the news about mass shootings at schools. The public, and even the president of the United States, is asking if anything can be done to prevent these tragedies. There are many theories on why students kill their peers at schools; these range from increased violence in video games and movies to bullying troubles at school. Almost always, the perpetrator suffers from some form of mental illness (Khadaroo). Because of this, motives for these crimes are extremely difficult to discern....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Video Games: The Real Cause of Mass School Shootings? - Whether violent media content leads to real-life violence is always debatable. And in recent years, school shootings have made video games a new focus of public concern and scientific research. In public opinion, video games cause more aggression in comparison to traditional violent media contents because video games have more features of interactivity, "due to the active engagement and participation of players" (Hummer and Wang et al. 137). But more and more reports tell us that video games are not the main cause of school shooting issues; rather it is the negligence of parents, schools, and communities....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Mass School Shootings: The Problem is Mental Illness, Not Guns - I was watching TV with my friends kids and attempting to find a movie they might enjoy. Unluckily for the children I had to pass by consecutive news channels. At first I passed by quickly through the first three channels but then I noticed the rest of the news channels that I did happen to glimpse had headlines saying school shooting. I couldn't help but watch the news for a bit to fully understand the situation. I discovered that many young children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut had been shot and died....   [tags: 150 School Shootings In America]
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Mass School Shootings in America - In our society today, so socially and technologically advanced, one expects to feel a sense of security and comfort. However, this safety is lost due to the fact of many school shootings occurring nationwide. It is not unusual to hear about these shootings on television or on the radio. This issue has greatly impacted the lives of young people. If you turn on you television and look at the destruction caused from a flood or an earthquake, you may think, "oh, another one." Although it may shock you to see the pain and suffering of the victims, it is going to happen....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 908 words
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Media Violence and School Shootings - Another school shooting goes down and is preyed upon by the media for a gripping new story. Jonesboro, Arkansas, West Paducah, Kentucky, and Littleton, Colorado all have one thing in common. All these places are sites where school shootings have occurred. Why do school shootings happen and who is to blame when they do happen?. These are two questions that are still trying to be answered. Some people say that school shootings are due to the excess marketing of violence in movies, television, video games, and music....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1282 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - “That could never happen in my school.” This is one of the first thoughts that goes through a students mind when they hear about a school shooting. The fact is though, it can. School shootings can happen at any school at any time. Lack of security is only a small part of the problem. The major issue lies in the low morality of students and warning signs overlooked by administration. Not all, but a majority of the students are cold-blooded killers. And shooting fellow students is often not their first choice....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 500 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - "What caused these school shootings, I don't pretend to know, and I don't know that it's knowable." - Robert A. Fein, forensic psychologist In considering how I would respond to the provided prompt, I thought that it might be best to first take a look at what others had to say on the subject; what do other teens feel is the source of the rise in school violence, and how do the "experts" explain this disturbing trend. In my quest to discover what other students had to say, I searched "school violence" on Planetpapers.com, a web site where students can post papers that they have written to be viewed by other students....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 624 words
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Preventing Mass School Shootings - In order to solve the problem of violence in schools, we must first find out who the problem is. Being that not every teenager is prone to participate in such violent acts as what happened at Columbine, there must be specific environment imposed on a particular biology to turn a teenager into an Eric Harris or a Dylan Klebold. These are not normal, healthy teenagers, and they don’t just become killers overnight. They become killers because they are already deeply disturbed individuals who can be sent over the edge by all sorts of innocuous influences....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]
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Preventing Mass School Shootings - December 1, 1997, Michael Carneal, a freshman in West Paducah, Kentucky opened fire on his classmates, killing three and wounding five. One year later, on March 5, 1998, Mitchell Woodward shot and killed five classmates and wounded eleven in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Just one year after that, Eric Harris and Dylan Kleibold committed the most heinous act of school violence in United States History in Littleton, Colorado. There, in Columbine High School, Harris and Kleibold killed twelve students, a teacher and later took their own lives....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays] 1722 words
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School Shootings in America - You are in the mall and someone yells everyone "'Get down!" Or I will shoot." Your first instinct is to hit the ground before shots are fired. Now imagine that in the school cafeteria. Scary, right. As scary as it sounds scenarios from horror movies are playing out in schools all over America. You are eating lunch in the cafeteria and a student enters the cafeteria and starts firing off a firearm. First instinct is to scream for help and get on the ground, but why are scenes like this taking place in the learning place....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 921 words
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School Shootings in America - The school shootings at Westside Middle School were orchestrated by two juveniles. On Monday, March 30, 1998 two boys ambushed students and teachers outside Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Andrew Golden a youth of 11 years and Mitchell Johnson who was 13 years old were responsible for this hideous tragedy. Apparently, Mitchell Johnson hid in the woods while Andrew set off the fire alarm causing the students and teachers to run out of the building. Armed with three stolen rifles and four handguns, the documentary explained that the two youth flushed kids and teachers out of the school by means of a false fire alarm then opened up on them....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1793 words
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School Shootings in America - Family environment and the press are two major influences resulting in the recent tragic school shootings. As much as society continues to focus the killing rampages on factors such as television and music, what children are exposed to in reality contributes to the violence. The most recent school shooting in Michigan involved a six-year-old first grader who killed a classmate with a .22 caliber pistol. The news coverage had vanished after two or three days, and I was left wondering what had happened....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 509 words
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School Shootings in America - Liza Sencion Two students killed and thirteen others left wounded, six schoolmates shot by fellow classmate, 13 people dead and 23 wounded in a High School, Four girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 people wounded during a false alarm in school…Those were the headlines of all newspapers at one time or another. High School shootings have been occurring throughout the United States. Why is it that a student would come into their school and open fire....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 2429 words
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School Shootings in America - Connecticut, Georgia, Colorado, Virginia, Oregon, Michigan, and Tennessee are the sites in which some of the most viscous school crimes have occurred. In this day and age it seems as if school isn't a safe haven for America's children anymore. School shootings are on the rise more than ever in today's society with kids as young as 9 years old committing these gruesome crimes against their classmates and instructors. To see this type of action among kids is heartbreaking and sad. People wonder what makes a child want to kill another or how did they get their little hands on such a powerful weapon....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 5719 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - If someone were to rely solely on television media, it wouldn’t surprise me if he/she thought that America’s schools were being taken over by these so-called “juvenile super predators.” The American people would assume that every quiet kid who gets picked on is going to turn around in school one day and start unloading his newly acquired firearms on his peers. This is hardly the case. While there may be an occasional “super-predator,” the media has highly over publicized these rare, extraordinary events....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 675 words
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Bullying and Mass School Shootings - Cho poked his head in the room a couple of times and looked around before exiting and entering a different room. The first shots were heard across the hall, in the hydrology class. It sounded like a nail gun or hammer hitting concrete blocks. Suddenly one could hear a pin drop. Abruptly the classroom door burst open and Cho walked in and raised a Glock 9mm handgun. (Friedman) “Once I got teased, I could see where the anger came from and what can make someone want to kill,” said Stefan Barone, a fourteen year old....   [tags: Mass Shootings in America]
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The Parents' Role in School Shootings - When children commit a horrible act such as a school shooting their parents often look for someone or something to blame rather than looking at what role they, as parents, may have had in the tragedy. The often targeted entertainers, video game developers, teachers, drug companies, and writers are rarely, if ever, responsible for such tragic outcomes and, unfortunately, often become victims as a result of lawsuits filed in an attempt to place blame on them. The parents of dangerous children must be scrutinized and sued alongside every other entity being blamed for the heinous crimes that children commit....   [tags: Blame The Parents for Mass Shootings] 1204 words
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School Shootings - Failures of Welfare Society - Schools are no longer a safer environment for teenagers and children in today’s society. Every year, many young lives are taken away due to school shootings. School shootings are widespread issue that seek attention because of their dramatic and frighten nature. These shootings results teenagers who have been harassed or bullied into depression come back with the guns to get revenge. However, School shootings are becoming more and more of an everyday incident around the world. School shooting is an event that is committed by a student with gun violence at a school campus or other institutions....   [tags: Teen Violence, School Violence]
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The Causes of Mass School Shootings - Columbine High School experienced one of the greatest traumas in 1999. Two rouge seniors named Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris set out to school with minds focused on something other than English papers. No, they were busy planning on how to blow up the majority of their entire high school students and staff. Their home-made bomb never activated, this being the case several hundred lives were spared. Unfortunately when Harris and Klebold realized that their explosive never detonated they continued inside the school building....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essay]
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A Matter of Safety: School Shootings - ... This likely could have saved the life of Victoria Soto, a brave but unarmed 27 year old teacher who hid her students and then told the Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman that they were in the gym before she, with no means by which to protect herself, was killed. Supposed “gun free zones” are not limited only to schools. Twelve people were killed and many others were injured in the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting this past year. It has been suggested that the shooter may have targeted this particular theater, which was not the closest to his home, specifically because unlike others in the area they had a no-gun policy and he knew the movie-goers would be unarmed (Lott)....   [tags: gun control, 2nd ammendment to the Constitution]
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The Horrors of School Shootings - Imagine walking in to school one day and thinking it’s going to be a regular ordinary day. Then, your teacher tells you to hide in a place where you will be out of sight, they walk over to the door, shut and lock it, and turn off the lights. You can’t say a word. While sitting quietly, you hear screaming and yelling. I’m innocent, I’m just a child. Then you hear gunshots and wonder what’s going on. A school shooting is happening. According to Steven Hsieh there have already been about 11 school shootings in the 2013- 2014 school year in the United States (1)....   [tags: gun violence, student, intruders] 1297 words
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Gun Control and School Shootings - Gun control is both a crime issue, as well as a safety issue. It can range from moderate to extreme. Gun control goes as back as the 17th century where Japan was using guns for war making as to current tragedies occurring in schools. Guns have never disappeared, they have only multiplied in numbers to numerous amount of guns, ranging from small to big. Gun control isn't only a problem but it can also be solution depending on how it is being used and the person using it. Gun control can be controlled with many methods but in the end it matters how the person is going to use the weaponry....   [tags: crime issue, gun violence] 740 words
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School Shootings - We have to stop school shootings from being so devastating; teachers are our answer to this problem. School shootings rarely occur, but when that first shot is fired, there is no turning back. There has been many people trying to solve this problem, but the only solution that would work is slight different. Although most people do not want guns in schools, teachers will be our best security when they are armed with a firearm. The simplest solution to this problem is to outnumber the bad guy with good guys armed with guns....   [tags: teachers, weapon]
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Two Ways to Prevent School Shootings - Preventing School Shootings From 1980’s till now, there are has been many school shootings. Many researchers have made many hypotheses as to why these occur. The most tragic shooting took place in Sandy Hook Elementary. 2. I believe that we should prevent shootings from happening in schools because schools are meant to be a safe education environment for students and faculty. There are many ways that school shootings can be prevented and the two most important ones are hiring more school security officers and having counselors help out troubled kids....   [tags: schools, environment, security, counselors]
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School Shootings: The Colombine High School Shooting - The actual school shootings themselves were panic filled for students and administrators, but complete opposite for the shooters themselves. Most of these shootings were carefully planned, almost months, and in some cases, years in advance. The Columbine shooting itself was one of much planning and extensive research. Finally, on April 20, 1999 at 11:30 a.m., Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold arrived to their school, late. The two wore long, black trench coats in order to hide the homemade pipe bombs and weapons they planned to use in the attack (Orr 18)....   [tags: , Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, weapon, bombs]
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The Columbine High School Shootings - On April 20, 1999 in a suburban town called Littleton, Colorado one high school was about to have one of the most tragic and deadly days in US history. Columbine High School was in the forefront of this tragedy. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, opened fire on their fellow classmates and teacher. These two students cut the lives short of thirteen students and one teacher. They then turned their guns onto themselves leaving the nation with no answers as to why. They did leave videotape....   [tags: School Shooting Psychology Essays Acceptance] 1406 words
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Responses to School Shootings: How Teachers, Students, Law Enforcement, and EMS Respond - Preparing and planning only go so far, the response to a school shooting is something most are not prepared to deal with. Teachers, faculty, and students normally do not receive formal training on how to respond to a shooting in their school and are not prepared for the high risk situation. Although there are steps that can be taken in order to lessen the severity of the situation should it occur, many students, teachers, and staff are not fully aware of them and ready to put the actions in place....   [tags: school shooting, rapid deployment, gun control]
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Protecting Our Schools from More School Shootings - The U.S. has endured more than 70 school shootings with a death toll exceeding 230. (Locked Down & Loaded). In a recent report issued by xx, the guidelines emphasize that there is no foolproof way to identify a potential active shooter or to respond to the event once it's begun. Each case is unique, though there are some signs that have been identified by the FBI and others -- acquisitions of weapons, or fascination with previous shootings, for instance -- as potential tip-offs (Zubrzycki, Jaclyn, and Nirvi Shah)....   [tags: gun control] 876 words
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Effective Tactics to Reduce Juvenile School Shootings - ... According to these statistics, it is irrational to deny the fact that gun possession and use are more prevalent among juveniles. The studies performed to examine the relationship between gang membership and gun behaviors have been well documented. According to Thornberry et al. (2003), existing research has “uniformly found that gang members are more likely to be involved in criminal activity than their non-gang counterparts, especially serious crime such as gun violence”. Gang membership has been shown to “intensify delinquent behavior in ways that exceeds the simple effects” of association with delinquent peers....   [tags: tougher gun control laws, violent crimes]
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School Shootings and Gun Laws - Imagine your child was nearing high school graduation with their whole life ahead of them. Next year, they will be going to college and you will see them bloom into the wonderful person you know they are. Now imagine the horror of hearing that your child had been shot and killed while they were at school. It is difficult to fathom the enormous amount of grief and anger that would flood the body of a person in a situation like this. No one should have to endure such pain. Now imagine how much this pain would be intensified if there was a possibility that the whole incident could have been prevented....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 937 words
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We Must Do More to Prevent School Violence - Abstract It is necessary for the schools in the United States to take more action in order to keep the students safe during the day. It is obvious that schools are not safe, forcing everyone to take a part in stopping the violent behavior which takes place in schools on a daily basis. There are many warning signs and ways to prevent this violence from taking place, it is just a matter of using money more wisely and creating more programs for preventing violence before it erupts in schools. There is no excuse for students to feel unsafe in an environment which the government forces them to be in....   [tags: School Shootings]
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The Red Lake Massacre - ... Days prior to the shooting, Jeffrey watched the film Elephant, which was about a school shooting (Langman 2005). Weise’s victims included Daryl Lussier, Michelle Signa, 5 students—Thurlene Stillday, 15; Chase Lussier, 15, Chanelle Rosebear, 15, Alicia Spike, 14, Dwayne Lewis, 15, school security guard—Derrick Brun and school teacher Neva Rogers, 62 (CNN 2005) . Each victim was targeted at random according to different news media coverage. Students that were killed were located in a study hall room that was targeted at a random decision (Maag 2005)....   [tags: school shootings]
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The Columbine High School Massacre - The Columbine High School Massacre happened on April 20, 1999. The Shooters were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two senior students who wanted to destroy the world they lived in. Their motives: NATURAL SELECTION. KILL all retards, people w/ brain fuck ups, drug adics, people cant figure out to use a fucking lighter. GEEEAWD. people spend millions of dollars on saving the lives of retards, and why. I don't buy that shit like "oh hes my son though!" so the fuck what, he aint normal, kill him, put him out his misery....   [tags: Columbine High School Shootings]
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A Plan to Help Prevent, Mitigate, Respond and Recover from an Extremist Incident in a College Campus - Active shooter, a term that is all too often heard on the campuses across our great country. It’s a student, parent, administrator, faculty and members of the community’s worst nightmare come true. Someone has entered the campus with a loaded firearm, has an objective and wreaks violent, unforgiving havoc on innocent victims. It has become a growing epidemic as well as a growing concern for school administration, faculty and students, as well as law enforcement. The need for an Active Shooter Emergency Plan is at its highest....   [tags: school shootings]
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School Violence - Giive Peace a Chance -  "Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule." ( Buddha.) Beginning in 1997, the frequency of school shootings has been increasing at an alarming rate. On December 1, 1997, Mike Carneal walks into Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky and opens fire on a daily prayer group. When the spray of bullets ceased, three young girls lay dead and five others were wounded. Classmates claim that Carneal hung out with people who did not believe in God and would sometimes heckle the morning worshippers....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]
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Causes of School Violence - To explore how to maintain safe school environments, we must first define the causes of school violence. When Eric David Harris and Dylan Bennett Klebold opened fire inside Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, injuring 24, and killing 13 (including themselves), they were simply displaying the unfortunate 'symptom' of their 'disease'- a deeply-rooted lack of emotional literacy. As Sandra Bloom notes, 'A few incidents of violence are directly related to limited skills in reading, writing, and computation, but rather, limited emotional literacy' (Bloom, 2004, p.172)....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]
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The Case of Arkansas School Massacre - Imagine the fire alarm going off at a school. Following the typical, pre-planned guide to a fire the children and teachers inside of the school begin to line up and file out the doors of the school and into a nearby safe zone. Then, unexpectedly, as the children and teachers reach a safe zone they are met with a downpour of bullets. Imagine the feeling of being pinned down in the open with nowhere to go and not knowing what could possibly happen to you next. This is the exact feeling that the students and teachers of Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas experienced....   [tags: mass shootings,school safety laws,school shooting]
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188 Shots, 2 Assassins, and a Lasting Impact on American History - One ubiquitous concern of parents is that of their child’s safety. Parents go through life making decisions that they hope will benefit the child. One of the decisions parents must make for their child is where he or she will attend school. School is meant to be a safe haven, a place in which a child is encouraged to grow and prosper. Tragedy strikes, however, when that safe place is twisted and morphed into a place of fear and anguish. This was the shocking reality for parents of high school students in Columbine, Colorado....   [tags: School Shootings, Columbine, Safety]
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Video Game Violence Sparks Real World Controversy - Video Game Violence Sparks Real World Controversy A loud crack echoes through a school hallway and what seemed to be a peaceful day of education, turn into a lesson in terror and fear. For years, school related violence has always been on the table for debate. Of all the topics that come up, the one that strikes fear and panic into the hearts of many is a school shooting. When one occurs, people are in a frenzy to figure out all the information as quickly as they can. As a result, many fingers get pointed in all sorts of directions....   [tags: school shootings, sociology]
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Teachers Should Have an Option to Be Armed - Teachers should have an option to be armed The topic ‘Teachers should be armed” interest me so much because I have met a teacher who dealt with a school shooting and he truly believed if teachers were armed the shooting would have never occurred There have been so many cases of shooting inside of schools, innocent people getting hurt and students and even staff members not feeling safe in school. I myself have met a person who had to deal with a deadly tragedy of a shooting inside of Columbine High School watching his own students’ lives end because of 2 boys who thought taking ones live can make theirs better....   [tags: safety after school shootings] 782 words
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Are Video Games Truly a Game or a Reality - Is it a game or is it reality. Video games have been around for a long time and have become exceedingly popular, especially the violent, explicit, and gory ones. Some of these violent games have had a negative impact on children, such as acting more aggressive or bullying others and having behavioral problems at home. The problem today with violent video games is that many people blame them for influencing children and teens to think that it is natural to be violent and aggressive towards others....   [tags: violence, school shootings, ] 2730 words
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Are Violent Videogames the Trigger to Extremely Violent Acts? - ... Video games and killings have been connected and publicized by the media since the 90’s. In 1997, 16-year-old Evan Ramsey brought a shotgun to his Alaska high school and shot four people, killing two. He vehemently played the sci-fi horror game "Doom," in which you have to shoot an enemy many times before it dies. Ramsey later explained he was “surprised to find that the rule did not apply in real life”(Layton). In many ways, it's the same argument we've heard for years about violence on television....   [tags: behavioral issues, school shootings]
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Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre - ... With the combination of college and homeschooling by his mother, Nancy Lanza, Adam earned a GED. Throughout school, Lanza was known for his intelligence, but he seemed nervous to many. Teachers and other students took notice to the amount of friends he had. Lanza had no true friends throughout most of his life. Which lead to him being a homebody and resorting to other hobbies to get him by. Such as, spending time with his mother who was a gun enthusiast and took her sons shooting at ranges quite frequently....   [tags: school shootings] 1441 words
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Controversial Gun Control Laws - Gun control is one of the oldest laws dating back to the early 1800’s. It was approved in the southern part of the United States. During this period, the Georgia administration banned handguns, but the Supreme Court cancelled the law after some time due to the second amendment. The second amendment of the United States which says “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” has secured certain gun rights for Americans for more than two centuries....   [tags: second amendment , school shootings]
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Cause and Effect Essay - The True Cause of School Shootings - Most of us learned when we were very young that we should not judge by appearances. But, in the aftermath of massacres in schools everywhere, a sane person has to take seriously what the material world shows - and pass judgment. After all, a lack of judgment and subsequent action may lead to further youth violence. This event has been thoroughly dissected by a whole herd of politicians and pundits over a period of some months. But they have, unfortunately, failed to reach the heart of the matter....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Can We Stop School Violence? - Violence in American schools is escalating faster than a speeding bullet. Society demands that schools be safe for our children, yet recent events indicate we need to escalate our efforts to prevent violence in schools at the same time address violence in the larger community. Crises involving sudden violence in schools are traumatic in large measure because they are unexpected. The shrapnel from bullets fired on school grounds have a way of touching the life's of many. In the wake of such a crisis, members of the school community are asked-and ask themselves-what could have been done to prevent it....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]
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Pistol Packing Professors - Pistol Packing Professors School shootings are nightmares that have become a reality for some in recent years. They are fueled by rage, passion, and even hatred for your fellow man. In response to the violence, bills have been brought forth calling for teachers to be able to carry weapons in the classroom. This has its positives and negatives; though some support the call to take up arms against these violent assailants, others along with myself say that it is the wrong way to go. Although student safety is of the upmost importance, putting weapons in the hands of educators violates all sense of logic and accomplishes nothing....   [tags: school shootings, student safety]
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Television's Responsibility in Violent Children - ... The consideration of the child’s home life and the possibility of domestic violence or neglect could as easily contribute to violence. Also, the mental state of the child can play a part in their actions. With these being two of the many factors playing a role, some will argue that television can’t be solely responsible. On TV we can flip through hundreds of channels and when we see something that is intriguing, we will stop and stare at the motions until we figure out what that is. As mentioned by Steven Johnson, “The morals of the stories have grown darker and more ambiguous” (279)....   [tags: school shootings, tv programs, violence]
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School Violence and Safety Promotion - Increase in school violence Over the past several years, incidents of school violence have intensified. Disasters like the shootings at Columbine High School are not unheard of, and precautions for school safety are on the minds of numerous communities. Johnson and Johnson claim that “Teaching is different from what it used to be. Fifty years ago, the main disciplinary problems were running in the halls, talking out of turn, and chewing gum. Today’s transgressions include physical and verbal violence, incivility, and in some schools, drug abuse, robbery, assault, and murder” (1995)....   [tags: School Violence Shootings Safety Essays]
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Putting an End to Bullying in America - Imagine yourself watching the News before you go to bed or while you are sipping your cup of coffee before you leave to beat the morning rush. Now imagine, the News without the coverage that involves bullying. Unfortunately this is hard to do because incidents that involve bullying fill the News. Bullying happens in homes, in schools, at work, in the military; and just about everywhere else. Bullying needs to be stopped immediately at younger ages to end the reoccurrence of bullying throughout everyday life....   [tags: School Shootings, Guard Dogs]
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Gun Control: The Prevention of Mass Shootings - ... The very same principle can be applied to all criminals- how can criminals be stopped while they are being sold all the murderous tools they need. Gun control has had a long history of wins and losses between the US government and organizations like the NRA. Gun laws in the US began in 1934 with the National Firearms Act of 1934, in response to new gun technology like machine guns, silencers, and short-barreled guns (Crooker 87). This law, still in place, did not ban any type of gun, but required a $200 transfer fee, a photo, set of fingerprints, and weapon identification to the US Treasury....   [tags: history, war, hunting, ]
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Examining Causes of School Violence and Solutions to the Problem - How many times have you or your children been victims of violence or intimidation and how many times have you been left feeling abandoned, demoralized and full of despair because no-one will lift a finger to help. How many times have you seen the offenders caught and let off to continue re-offending in some instances. The truth of the matter is that we are all alone when it comes to dealing with any form of aggressive behavior from children, especially in school. Did you ever wonder why schools have so much violence....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1762 words
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School Violence - As a society, how should we respond to the violence taking place in schools. How do we respond to the traumatic events of the twentieth century, where a series of school shootings lead by students at 12 different schools planned and carried out violent shootings that resulted in the deaths of several students and teachers at each school. These events alone have come from the United States, in fact from Washington, Alaska, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Oregon, Virginia, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida, and California (Daniels 2011)....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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School Violence - Preventing school violence has been an issue in our society for so long it has almost become commonplace. According to an article on www.infoplease.com, since the year 2000, there have been a recorded 64 shooting related incidents that involved publicly occupied areas. That is an occurrence of almost five per year. Of those 64, 94% of these incidents were school related shootings. The violence goes from elementary schools all the way up to college universities. The statistics are not pretty by any means....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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School Safety: Our Most Important Responsibility - On Wednesday January 5, 2011 a Millard South High School student walked into his high school armed with a gun. The boy had been suspended from school earlier that morning. He signed in at the office and proceeded to the assistance principal’s office. Within 4 minutes, office staff reported hearing gunfire. The student had shot the assistant principal and the principal as he tried to intervene. He continued to shoot, taking aim at a school custodian and then at a security officer as he fled the premises....   [tags: School Safety Essays]
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Gun Control Laws Will NOT Stop Senseless Shootings - The motive is excellent; the diagnosis is correct. The goal is to save the lives of children, those who cannot defend themselves. The verdict is that public shootings can and should be prevented. However, the treatment is completely detrimental. Gun control is defined by Merriam-Webster as “laws that control how guns are sold and used and who can own them” (“Gun Control”). The modern description used in debates is very close, and the term is often referring to restrictions, not necessarily prohibition....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]
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Bullying and School Violence: The Colombine High School Shooting - “Two gunmen enter school and open fire”. This was the headline seen and heard on every newspaper, radio, and news broadcast after the now infamous Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999. Details about this shooting did not emerge immediately. However, when they did, the entire nation was in utter and complete shock. To begin with, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, ages 17 and 18, entered their school with an assortment of guns, knives, and bombs, ready and willing to take the lives of every individual in the high school....   [tags: anti-bullying programs, gunmen]
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School Violence - Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General. Chapter 4-Risk Factors for Youth Violence. 2000. ww.surgeongeneral.gov/library/youthviolence/report.html This Web site explains that risk factors for violence are not static. Their predictive value changes depending on when they occur in a young person's development, in what social context, and under what circumstances. Risk factors may be found in the individual, the environment, or the individual's ability to respond to the demands or requirements of the environment....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 865 words
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