Thomas Hamilton Facts Essay

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Slide 9: 16 children and one teacher died. Another 17 survived the horrifying incident but would suffer trauma for the rest of their life’s with nightmares of the massacre Slide 3: The difference between Psychopathy and Psychosis is that the first is a personality disorder, which means that the person is still rational and they understand that what they are doing is wrong but they just do not care. The second is a mental illness with which a person loses their sense of reality and cannot function effectively in everyday life. Slide 5: Thomas Hamilton left his house this morning approximately 9am with only one thing on his mind. Murder. At about 9:30 he cut the telephone wires on a nearby pole. he drove to the Dunblane Primary School with a pair of pliers, four handguns and more than 700 rounds of ammunition and proceeded with weapons in hand to a side entrance of the school Hamilton burst into the assembly hall, where a class of 5 and 6 year old children were having gym lessons and opened fire. He first shot at several of the teachers. Hamilton then turned his guns on the frightened children and shot at them as they tried to scramble to safety under chairs and inside closets. Screams echoed through the gymnasium as tiny bodies sunk to the floor in pools of blood. Hamilton stepped out side the gym to a hallway were there were other classes and opened fire again. Hamilton then returned to the gym and opened fire for the last time. And the turned the gun on himself, he put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger. He died instantly. Facts: Hamilton never knew his father and grew up with his mother who till the age of 22 was told by his adoptive parents that his, who he thought sister, was actually his biological

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