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Cause Of School Shootings Essay

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Cause of School Shootings
God tells us, “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” (Luke 6:27-28, NIV). They’re many reasons that a school shooting happens. It is easy to blame to most obvious causes which is mental illness. However, we need to look at one of the biggest causes for childhood distress which is bullying. One of the most well-known school shootings in history was Columbine. That school shooting resulted in 12 students getting killed and one teacher. Not to mention after they were done they killed themselves. The reason the gun men killed those victims was because of bullying. According to the article, “Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17 were frequent targets of bullying victimization perpetrated by
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School shootings can cause trauma that can last for months or even years. “Trauma is caused by the nature of the event, and what it meant to the victim” (Rosenbloom, Williams, and Watkins, 2010, p.13). Some of the reactions experienced after a trauma are, physical reactions, mental reactions, emotional reactions, and behavioral reactions. Initially, anyone who was involved in a school shooting, can feel sadness, infuriated, frightened, or confused. For most of the people involved, these feelings will dissolve with time. However, for some the trauma can develop into Post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is defined as a mental health disorder that can cause extreme metal distress after a trauma. Sometimes the act of violence is so extreme that is stays with the person forever. According to the article, “Exposure to violent crime may cause PTSD and poor mental health that diminish academic achievement” (Beland and Kim, 2015, p.2). PTSD can happen after going through a traumatic event and the feelings continue to get worse, making life very
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