Those within the building suffered through the dread of death, but their families had to endure the fear of their loved one falling to those bullets. To combat that, many students have taken to a strike from school, protesting the current gun laws; their efforts aim them in the direction of changing the dynamic of the United States. In their home state, the victims of the Marjory shooting reformed the guns laws. The specific manner in which the gun laws were changed can be seen
Columbine high school massacre. The Columbine High School massacre (often known simply as Columbine) was a school shooting which occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a shooting spree in which a total of 12 students and 1 teacher were murdered. They also injured 21 other students directly, with three further people being injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair then committed suicide.
The Columbine High School massacre is recognized as the fourth deadliest school massacre in the United States history, 13 people were killed (12 students and 1 teacher) and 24 students were injured at the hands of two senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. After embarking in the massacre, both students had committed suicide. This gruesome massacre provoked discussion on a number of issues including the nature of high sc hool cliques, bullying, as well as the role of violent movies, video games and music. Eric Harris was born in Wichita, Kansas on April 9, 1981. Growing up Eric's family often relocated, because Eric's father was a U.S. Air Force transport pilot, while his mother was a homemaker.
Cyber bullying has accumulated since computers have evolved. Social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have created many arguments between students, usually causing one person to get harassed or intimidated by what the other student says. Also, violent video games can affect a student’s performance at school. If students form other disputes and then play a fierce video game, they are only prolonging a physical fight between them. Moreover, family matters can increase violent behavior in public schools.
Today there is not a more hotly debated issue than gun control. The most recent school shooting event has prompted an “I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it any more” moment just like it did in Sydney Lumet’s 1976 movie, Network. How many more school shootings do there need to be before the government stops talking about it and steps up and does something about it? It all seems to have started on April 20, 1999, when two high school students who were armed with weapons and bombs entered Columbine High School and killed twelve of their fellow classmates, one teacher and injured many more. On December 14, 2012, a lone gunman killed twenty first graders and six school teachers and administrators with an assault style rifle at the Sandy Hook Elementary School just outside of Newtown, Connecticut (Jonson).
He was diagnosed with Dyslexia and was held back in the first grade because of how much he struggled with schoolwork. Kip was constantly bullied throughout his schooling, and upon entering high school he felt as though many were against him. He admitted in his journals that he had thoughts of killing these people, but that hope kept him from doing so. Kip’s theories about how he was perceived led him to become angry and
The media revealed that the students played a lot of violent video games, including "Wolfenstein 3D," "Doom," and "Mortal Kombat." (Howstuffworks.com) In today's ultra-violent media world, it appears there's plenty of blame to go around. There are documented cases on how they were high school shootings and that the teenagers who went on that rampage, played video games before they did the horrible act; But that is all that they said. No background about their physical health, or any physiological things that are in their mind. Those kids could have anger problems, schizophrenia, depression, ect.
Psychology 325 March 25, 2013 Society and School Violence Violence within American schools has increased during the past years. The violence consists of gang activity; theft; bullying; assaults and use of weapons. Most of this violence is committed against fellow students. We as a society did not become aware and concerned with the severity of school violence until February 1996, the date of our first school shooting, which unfortunately marked a beginning for several other shootings to occur. The motives behind these forms of violence are said to stem from vendettas to acts of violence as a means of gaining respect and recognition from peers.
Agnew’s General Strain Theory According to Chagrin Valley Times (2012), on Monday, February 27, seventeen year old T.J. Lane walked into the cafeteria of Chardon High School and shot ten people with a .22 caliber handgun. Three of those people were killed, another had minor injuries, and the last student remains in critical condition. Sixteen year old Russell King Jr. and Demetrius Hewlin, and sixteen year old Daniel Parmerto, were the unfortunate students who died that day. Lane was chased by a teacher as he fled the scene. Later, Lane surrendered to the police.