Essay about Violence in Highschool and Colleges

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Throughout the decade, violence in high schools and colleges has been dramatically increasing and taking a toll on society. The Columbine High School Massacre in Colorado, the sixteen year old boy beaten to death in Chicago, the Virginia Tech rampage, and the death of Yale student Annie Le should encourage government officials to discover a precise solution to cease this type of violent behavior. It seems like every time we read the newspaper, or turn on the TV, someone has been murdered or severely injured from violence in high schools and colleges. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were seniors at Columbine High School in Colorado. These two intelligent, young men became friends while attending Kenyl Middle School in 1993 (Rosenberg). …show more content…
Since this tragedy," Colorado has tightened its restrictions on gun sales in gun shows” (Grossman). On September 25, 2007, this little creature called violence, swept the area of Frenger High School in Chicago. The violence started that morning when someone fired shots in front of the school, but no one was injured. Witnesses said, these shots were fired because of a dispute that happened a month prior (Mack). That afternoon when school was released, sixteen year old Darrion Albert and some of his school-mates were walking home, when they noticed the street nearby was crowded with groups of teenage boys fighting. While walking through, Albert was attacked with fist, feet, and two by fours. When it was all over, sixteen year old Darrion was laid on the gravel, his body dented and damaged from pummeling (Mack). A youth worker carried Darrion into a Community Center near the school, but it was too late, he was dead (Mack). This tragic incident left his grandfather in tears, describing his grandson’s life, as he displayed Albert’s honor roll report card and certificate for perfect attendance on the table in front of him (Mack). Friends placed teddy bears at the scene of the beating, but fearing that they could be next. Since this untimely death of Darrion Albert, school violence in Chicago has been on the rise. Furthermore, On April 16, 2007, the U.S. was struck by one of its worst shootings in history on
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