Another School Shooting

@wachit14 (3600)
United States
April 16, 2007 12:28pm CST
This one was apparently at Virginia Tech, which had another shooting last year by an escaped inmate from a nearby jail. How awful that so many people died. It makes me wonder why school shootings have become so common place in our society. School used to be a safe place to send our children and now I feel the complete opposite about school. Any thoughts on why the increase in these tragic events?
3 responses
• China
17 Apr 07
Why there are so many such horrible things happening one after another?We need peach and love all over the world.
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• United States
16 Apr 07
I think a lot of it is that kids are so mean to each other now. So like Columbine the kids that are tortured feel like they need to strike back. It is difficult to say why anyone else would go to a school to shoot anyone, but I guess they just want to go to a place with lots of people to shoot in a small space. IF thats all they want then schools are perfect.
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@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
16 Apr 07
This is so very sad. I am not sure why it has become so common but my thoughts are most of these kids that are doing the shootings seem to have had a problem fitting in or lack of esteem. I wish that we as parents were able to make sure our children know how to handle these issues before they escalate to this issue. I don't want it to seem like I blame parents but I think we as a society need to be more aware of our children's moods and how they handle conflict. If they hold it in it seems like they burst and if they feel like the only way to handle something is to harm the person or persons inflicting that is bad. Someone asked on another topic are our children doomed because we don't teach them certain things. I think this is one of the things we need to teach our children as to how to handle conflicts without violence. I wish there were more answers to this problem but all other avenues do not seem to be working.