Essay on School Shootings : Columbine High School

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School Shootings: Columbine High School
On April 20th, 1999 the world was forever changed. This was the day of the famous school shooting at Columbine High School. On this day 13 people were killed in what is thought of as a safe place. How could two people do such an act? There was many theories about how someone could commit such a tragic crime, their parents, mental health, social cliques, and influences from music, video games and movies by examining this I will be able to analyze the root cause.
On the morning of April 20th Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into the cafeteria, where they left two duffle bags containing propane bombs. The two teens then left the school and waited outside planning on shooting the fleeing survivors of the bombs. However the bombs never went off. This is when Eric and Dylan started shooting students and teachers. They would kill 12 students, one teacher and wound 20 others before taking their own lives.
It was clear that these two teens were violent but where did it come from? Eric’s father’s job made them relocate often which affected their son by always having to make new friends. Before the attacks Eric’s father Wayne took him to visit Arizona where he planned to attend school in the fall. He had talked to Corey Friesen and Chris Morris about the future and wanting to make video games for a living. Eric’s dad often described him as a perfect child and his brother being the one that always caused problems. The only problem they ever…

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