School Shooting Research Paper

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On April 20, 1999, two teens went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide.It prompted a national debate on gun control and school safety. After this event, people feared more school shootings would occur. The Columbine shooting led to making sticker rules for students attending any type of school. People were so traumatized after the shooting that many people decided to drop out or be homeschooled. This fear was not justified and it was a overall negative effect.
The fear of death was on everybody's mind the day of the shooting. America has had plenty of school shootings before the Columbine shooting …show more content…

This decreased a entrance rate. There was zero tolerance approach ends the guesswork. Later that year, schools began adopting one strike and you're out policies for kids who was suspicious of weapons or drugs on campus. Even the President gave zero tolerance when he signed a law requiring one year suspension for students who take guns to school, but honestly if you bring a gun to school you should not be able to go to the same school again .
The School Crime took a survey to provide a unique opportunity to study Columbine’s effect on students fear. Experimental conditions were approximated by the NCVS that randomly allocated the 12 to 18 year old students. “As expected students were only slightly more fearful after Columbine than before.”(Pg 3) It expanded beyond North America to Europe, Australia, and Argentina; and increased on college campuses and spread to non school venues. Conspiracies to blow up schools and kill their inhabitants by outcast students were …show more content…

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