Sandy Hook School Shooting Essay

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Together, the Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook school shootings resulted in seventy-seven deaths. Gun related school violence continues to occur and has become more frequent in the recent years. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed one teacher and twelve students at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado on April 20th, 1999. In the shooting, they injured twenty other students before they turned their guns on themselves. Columbine, one of the first school shootings, caused a progression of gun-related violence in schools. On April 16th, 2007, Seung Hui Cho armed himself with ammunition, guns, chains, and knives before entering a building at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. After the rampage, he took his own life on campus. On December 14th, 2012, Adam Lanza invaded Sandy Hook Elementary…show more content…
Seung Hui Cho, a student at Virginia Tech, armed himself with knives, chains, guns, and ammunition on April 16th, 2007. He went on a shooting rampage on campus and killed thirty-two people before turning the gun on himself. On the morning of the shooting, Seung Hui Cho woke up early. He armed himself with guns and several rounds of ammunition. He made his way to West Ambler Johnston Hall, where he killed students Emily Hilscher and Ryan Clark. After killing two students, Cho went back to his room and collected personal belongings and pictures. At 9:01am, he mailed a suicide note and pictures to NBC in New York. At 9:26 in the morning hours after the first shooting occurred, campus police alerted students and staff of the active shooter on campus. Cho then walked to Norris Hall and chained the doors shut at the entrance. With classes in session, Cho walked up to the rooms and killed thirty-two people before killing himself (“Students Killed in Virginia Tech Massacre”). The Virginia Tech massacre, one of America’s worst school shootings, created even a greater sense of urgency for gun control

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