Kip Kinkel

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  • Kip Kinkel School Shooter

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    Kip Kinkel School Shooter Philip "Kip" Kinkel was born on August 30, 1982 in Springfield Oregon(TruTv). Growing up Kip had an interest in firearms from an early age(PBS). At first his father did not like the idea, but later he enrolled him into a gun safety course and bought him a .22 caliber Ruger long rifle and eventually a 9 mm Glock handgun when he was 15(PBS). During an interview with Newsweek Kip said that his psychologist told his father to "let Kip have the guns, for it will be a

  • The Killer At Thurston High

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    on Frontline, where we follow the life of Kip Kinkel and how he came to shoot and kill both his parents and two students and injure 25 others. It begins with William Kinkel and Faith Zuranski, who give birth to Kip’s older sister, Kristin and then himself, named Kipland. His parents were both Spanish teachers and very respected within the community. Their daughter, Kristin, describes them as nonviolent but with high expectations for their children. As Kip began school, he struggled with learning and

  • Analysis Of The Killer At Thurston High

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    The online documentary filmed by Frontline, The Killer at Thurston High, goes into the life of Kip Kinkel, leading up to him killing his parents, two fellow classmates and injuring 25 more. This film examines Kip Kinkel’s life, looking for clues that lead to him committing this mass murder. Areas that were explored such as his upbringing, social life, his hobbies, and events that led him to seeing a psychologist for depression. All of these areas that the documentary covered show a gradual, consistent

  • The Killer At Thurston High Essay

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    Killer at Thurston High, discussed a teenager named Kip who experienced psychological, emotional, and peer stress in early childhood. Violent and disturbing outburst was often a result of his actions, causing catastrophic traumas to his community and family. The film goes into depth explaining the relationship of Kip’s immediate family and his individual characteristics. The Kinkel family was well known, sophisticated and quite until violence struck. Kip Kinkel’s parents were Spanish teachers who expected

  • Mass School Shootings in America Essay

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    American schools became dangerous places at the end of the twentieth century. Children as young as twelve and thirteen came to school not to study but to shoot as many people as possible. Even as these students transformed schools into war zones, teachers and other students did what they could to restore order and to save lives. In doing so, they became unlikely heroes on America’s latest battlefield. Although violence in schools is nothing new, multiple shootings are. According to the 1999 Annual

  • Kiip Kip Kinkel Should Be Sentenced To Life In Prison

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    Kip Kinkel should be sentenced to life in prison as he is the child who had first killed his two parents then started a school shooting. As a child Kip had show signs of him being a “bad egg “ as he often hanged out with the bad kids and frequent adult video sites. Not only did he hang out with them but he to took part in their activities such as when he tossed rocks over a bridge onto an active road during one of his school trips. Growing up he had always had a thing with explosives and firearms

  • Evolution Of Race Analysis

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    This article is an examination of the invention of race. Throughout the article the author is trying to enlighten the readers to the history of the creation of race and its evolution throughout history and it progresses throughout time, from the Egyptians, to the 21st century. There were many important points made throughout the article. Some of the main points and arguments, including the discussion of where race began, the inconsistency in our ideas of race, racism in science, the use of eugenics

  • Motivations and Methodology of Mass Murderers Essay

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    Introduction Mass murder is defined by the FBI as the killing of three or more people in a single event or in the same day (Petersen & Farrington, 2007). Mass murderers are complex and can be examined by the many factors that regularly appear among them, such as violence precipitating events, weapon of choice, and mental illnesses. The motivations and methods for committing mass murder are easily broken down into specific groups, and through the examination of these definitions and specific cases

  • The C Word In The Hallway Analysis

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    She touches on the cases of Kip Kinkel, Sam Manzie, and the movie “The Bad Seed”. Kinkel and Manzie received help at a younger age before they committed their crimes; there is irony that lies in that. The fact that Kinkel had been hearing voices or that Manzie’s Sega Genesis couldn’t be reached are not excuses to Quindlen. Through the author’s use of logos and ethos, she allows

  • The Parents' Role in School Shootings Essay

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    When children commit a horrible act such as a school shooting their parents often look for someone or something to blame rather than looking at what role they, as parents, may have had in the tragedy. The often targeted entertainers, video game developers, teachers, drug companies, and writers are rarely, if ever, responsible for such tragic outcomes and, unfortunately, often become victims as a result of lawsuits filed in an attempt to place blame on them. The parents of dangerous children must

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