School Shootings

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School Shootings
When I think of school shootings my mind immediately goes back to the Columbine High school shooting. This was the first school shooting that I was actually old enough to remember and understand. I still remember having a moment of silence for all of those involved. The New world encyclopedia states “Columbine High School shooting was one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. On April 20, 1999, two teenagers killed 13 people and wounded more than 20 at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. The incident drew worldwide attention. It led to widespread discussion over gun control and the prevention of school violence.” (Funk & Wagnalls) According to Wikipedia from 2011 to 2015 there has been …show more content…

Their goal is to help schools and the police recognize which students are moving from interest in killing to weapons acquisition. (New York Times)
After the shootings take place that’s not the end for the killers or the victims, unless the end result is suicide for themselves. Some killers take the easy way out, in my opinion the coward way. After they take innocent lives some then turn and kill themselves. I feel like this is an easy way out. They don’t have to explain the reasons for their actions or suffer any consequences. Many families feel they receive justice if the killer has to serve time or give a reason for the gruesome crime. As a result the family is left with unanswered questions as well hate because their loved one is gone and the killer didn’t have to suffer at all. On the contrary, some killers are so mentally disturbed they stick around or put the police on a chase to search for them. And once they’re caught they go through long trials using tax payer dollars. Lots of them spend a lot of time going thru psych evaluations and therapy as well. It follows then this mental illness is very serious and should never go overlooked.
The steps that schools can take to try and protect students and staff from school shootings include the following. In my opinion all schools should have metal detectors implemented. I say this because regardless to the neighborhood the school is in, you can never determine as stated when a mass murder

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