Profiling[ edit ] The results from the study indicated that perpetrators came from varying backgrounds, making a singular profile difficult when identifying possible assailant. The majority of individuals had rarely or never gotten into trouble at school and had a healthy social life.
See Article History School shooting, an event in which a student at an educational facility—namely, elementary, middle, junior, and high schools as well as colleges and universities—shoots and injures or kills at least one other student or faculty member at school.
Such events are typically characterized by multiple deaths. Rampage school shootings are a type of school shooting where no single or specific individual is targeted by the shooter. Although school shootings occur worldwide, the United States has been the scene of the vast majority of the attacks, especially since the late 20th century.
School shootings Although school shootings have a long history in the United States, the s were a pivotal point, with high-profile occurrences in such cities as Pearl, Mississippi ; West Paducah, Kentucky ; Springfield, Oregon ; and Jonesboro, Arkansas However, it was the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, in that brought particular urgency to the issue.
In that attack, two students—Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold—killed 13 people before taking their own lives. The shootings garnered massive media attention and sparked a national debate on gun violence. In addition, some schools began taking extra security precautions. Three teenagers consoling each other at a vigil service in Denver to honour the victims of the shooting spree at Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado, April In there were about 10 such shootings, the most notable of which occurred at Virginia Techwhere 32 people were killed before the gunman, Cho Seung-Hui from South Koreatook his own life.
Later high-profile attacks included an elementary school in NewtownConnecticut, where year-old Adam Lanza killed 27 people before committing suicide; shortly before the attack he had also killed his mother in their home. The shooting garnered particular attention due to the age of the victims: Risk factors for school shooters Given the prevalence of such shootings, many journalistic and scholarly investigations focused on identifying the major risk factors for becoming a school shooter.
Most studies identified extreme social rejection and bullying as key risk factors. Social rejection, perpetrated by peers, often included romantic rejection.
Bullying took numerous forms, both verbal and physical, and was heavily characterized by actions and words meant to humiliate the victim.
Other research-identified risk factors included the availability of guns and the consumption of violent media especially violent video games, but also violent music, television shows, and films.
However, the shooters were also likely to attack others with low status in the school, and it was not unusual for school shooters to espouse racist e.
In addition, it was noted that some of the shooters suffered from psychological problems. Cho also had a history of mental illnessand intwo years before his attack at Virginia Tech, a court had found him to be a danger to himself.
Race, gender, class, and school shootings The majority of school shootings are committed by white middle-class males living in suburban or rural areas.
In attempting to explain this phenomenon, some researchers argued that African American parents recognized the need to prepare their children to face not only bullying but also humiliating racist comments and acts from the dominant culture.
They frequently emphasized to their children that racist behaviours are wrong and that their children need not feel alone in their struggle.
Research on the predominantly or exclusively white communities where the white male middle-class school shooters resided painted a very different picture. Parents and school staff in these areas indicated that they offered little or no opportunity either to stop the intense bullying or to help the victims process the emotions and identify strategies for responding.
Because the boys were sometimes ashamed to report these violations of their masculinity, parents and school staff were often ignorant of, or ignored, the daily demoralizing, humiliating, and taunting environments embedded in the school and community cultures where the white school shooters lived.
Thus, some future school shooters were left to determine on their own how to negotiate their feelings of intense rejection and discrimination relating to their social standing in their schools and among their peers—they were on their own in defending their sense of self in the context of their often extreme physical and verbal bullying and severe personal humiliation.
Media portrayals of school shootings Research on media representations of school shootings suggested that in the case of white suburban school shootings, newspaper articles were written in a manner more likely to foster sympathy for the shooters.Feb 14, · The recent school shooting in Florida adds to the growing list of the deadliest school shootings in U.S.
history. A young women head to a library . Now with a new Afterword on what has happened since the book was first published On April 20, , Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, two seniors at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, walked into their school and shot to death twelve students and one teacher, and wounded many others.
Dec 14, · School shooting, an event in which a student at an educational facility—namely, elementary, middle, junior, and high schools as well as colleges and universities—shoots and injures or kills at least one other student or faculty member at school. Such events are typically characterized by.
Columbine High School shootings, massacre that occurred on April 20, , at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, leaving 15 dead, including the two students responsible for the attack. It was one of the deadliest school shooting incidents in American history.
The shootings were carried. Oct 02, · More than 50 people were killed and at least others injured when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival near the Mandalay Bay Resort and . Dec 05, · Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings in the U.S. Subscribe lausannecongress2018.com These violent tragedies are a sobering reminder of how quickly life can change.