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
Between 1996 and 1997, 6000 school children were expelled for bringing guns to school. (http://www.handguncontrol.org/) In April 1999, two boys in Littleton, Colorado went on a rampage at Columbine High School where 12 students and a teacher were killed. Almost 20 other students were hurt during this incident. They turned the guns on themselves after the shooting was over. Then in May, a 15-year-old boy opened fire at Heritage High School in Conyers, Georgia injuring six students.
Lanza killed twenty children and also killed six teachers. After killing the most people, he thought that he could, he took a fatal shot to the head that he caused by himself. The second most recent school shooting that was all over the media was in April of 2007. This shooting took place at Virginia technical institute. A senior, Seung-Hui Cho, walked onto campus with sinister intentions.
His first two victims were two Fresno state students Mary Ann Pesce and Anita Luchessa both of them murdered. After killing them he chopped off the heads and hands, than had sexually acts with the bodies and heads at his apartment when his friend was gone before discarding the bodies. Later the year he did the same thing to 15 year-old Aiko Koo. The following year he picked up and murder Cindy Schall. Taking her to his mother’s house and doing the same things he did with his other victims.
After shooting and killing small animals and birds, Kemper’s Grandparents took away his rifle. When fifteen years old, Kemper shot and killed his Grandma at the kitchen table after an argument. When his Grandpa got home, he shot him by his car and hid his body. Kemper then called his mom and told her what he did, she urged him call the police and confess. Kemper said he shot his Grandma “to see what it felt like to kill my Grandma” and killed his Grandpa so he wouldn’t know his wife had been killed.
(Robertz) Another shooting took place on January 2014 when a twelve year old seventh grader shot two classmates and was eventually taken into custody. (14 January 2014) On November 8th, 2005 Kenny Bartley was accused of bringing a gun to his high school and when confronted by his principal he shot his assistant principal and killed him. (Becken) On February 3, 2014 in Moscow a teenager stole two of his father’s rifles and held 20 of his student’s hostage. He killed one police off... ... middle of paper ... ...ration drills for shooting events. So in case of a situation like this our teachers and students will be more prepared and have somewhat knowledge of what and what not to do.
A seemingly normal school day in Newtown, Connecticut, who knew that it would turn into one of the most devastating days of they would ever experience. About 2 years ago, students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut were involved in the most devastating event of the year. According to an article by the Huffington Post, a mentally troubled man in his twenties named Adam Lanza shot 20 children and six staff members, with his mother’s weapons. His mother had apparently grown up with guns and thought it would be good to have in their house. Prior to driving to the school, he even shot his mother, but his motive is unknown.
According to CNN, this tragic attack took place in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012. The shooter, Adam Lanza shot through the school doors at 9:30am, brought one gun into the school which was an assault rifle and the same gun he used to kill everyone including himself. The school had recently put in a new security system in which you have to be buzzed into the school, but apparently this wasn’t enough to keep Adam from getting what he wanted. It was said that he got this gun and the others found later from his mother’s collection. Also, it was said and confirmed that Adam shot and killed his mother before coming into the school that morning.
Rodrigues searched for his revenge by killing many gang members in a failed attempt to find who killed his girlfriend. By the age of 18 years old, he had left a trail of ten bodies and was soon arrested and sentenced to 30 years in jail. While in jail, he killed over 47 people. Rodrigues watched his father kill his mother with a machete. He suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), likely due to watching this traumatic event.
Dennis Rader got married to her wife Paula in 1971 and had two kids. On January 15 of 1974, Rader committed his first murder; killing four members of the Ortero family in their own home which he says that these are his “projects”. After murdering and slaying numerous people, Rader would steal items as his reward or his souvenir. He also would leave semen at the scene due to having sexual pleasure from killing. The fifteen year old son of Joseph and Julie Ortero, Charlie, came home that day and shockingly discovered the bodies of his family.