Columbine High School Massacre : Self Control Theory Essay

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Columbine High School Massacre: Self-Control Theory
Briselda Villalaz
San Diego State University Introduction
The Columbine High School Massacre was a school shooting that took place on April 20th, 1999 in Columbine, Colorado. It was a highly planned attacked that included a bomb to confused firefighters, propane tanks that were made into bombs to blow up the cafeteria, 99 explosive device, and some car bombs. The masterminds were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, they were both seniors. Collaboratively they murdered 12 students and 1 teacher. Aside from the kills they injured 21 other people, and an additional 3 more while trying to escape the horrendous event. After their killing rampage, the murderers committed suicide.
The exact reason of why the committed this crime to this day is unclear. The personal journals of the two perpetrators referenced that they wanted the event to compete with those of the Oklahoma City bombing and other deadly events that happened in the United States around the 1900s. The attack is known as the deadliest High School shooting in the history of the United States.
The slaughter started the debate over gun control laws, bullying, high school cliques, and subcultures. As a result there was an increase on school security that implemented a zero tolerance policy, there was fear over the goth culture, social outcasts, and gun culture, teenage internet usage, pharmaceutical antidepressants used by teens, and violence incorporated in video

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