School Shootings and Violence

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Guns in the Classroom School Shootings and Violence Everyday in America millions of people go to school, whether its a young child going to preschool for the first time. A high school senior getting ready to graduate. Or a middle aged adult taking some night classes, school is a huge part of the American society. About 75.5 million Americans are enrolled in some sort of schooling. That’s more than a fourth of Americans that are over the age of three. Despite the fact that so many Americans are at school everyday we continue to have violence in the schools without making a real attempt to stop it. Most Americans are familiar with infamous school shootings such as the Columbine High School massacre and the Virginia Tech Shootings, but what many don't know about are the countless other shootings that have happened in between these major ones and still happen to this day. Since the year 1966 there have been over 65 mass murder school shootings in the United States alone. While many states are trying to push for laws to help prevent school shootings from happening like stricter gun laws, more security in schools, and even in some states, the right for some teachers to carry a firearm with them in class have sparked huge debates across America. School shootings have also brought many social issues to the forefront of the attention of Americans such as gun control, violence in the media, ie video games music moves, bullying, and the way parents and teachers interact with young children and teenagers Violence in schools is truly one of the most pressing issues today. While school shootings date back as far as the American Revolution, The University of Texas massacre is widely considered to be the first mass school shooting in modern day America. The Shootings at the University of Texas were committed by Charles Whitman. Whitman was born in Fort Lake Florida to

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