Running head: COLLEGE CAMPUS SAFETY & SHOOTINGS
College Campuses Safety and Shootings, Are We Secure While Learning
College Campus Safety 2
Date rapes, hate crimes and theft have become an apparent concern on college campuses. The most disturbing crime on a college campus is a school shooting. Being a victim of any crime is the last thing any student or parent thinks of when choosing a college or university. The possibilities of danger on a college campus have been increasing over the years due to the reported crimes ranging from theft to murder. Because of the recent years of college campus reported shootings, both student and parent have become alarmingly concerned about the safety when going off to college. That could never happen at my school or How did this happen is a common response when a student or faculty member is interviewed after a high profile crime that has taken place on a college or university campus. The Virginia Tech shootings motivated school administration to take a closer look at the safety procedures that colleges and universities had in place to protect their from future shootings. Of course no college can guarantee a safe haven but some colleges are trying to come close (“Campus Safety”).
The first reported college campus shooting took place at the University of Texas at Austin on August 1, 1966. The shooter was identified as a student named Charles Joseph Whitman. The shooting massacre took place on the same day Whitman murdered his wife and mother at their homes. After killing his wife and mother, Whitman climbed to the upper observation deck at The University of Texas in Austin and went on a shooting rampage that lasted 96 minutes. When it was all over, Whitman had killed 16 people and left 31 wounded. (Kingsbury.) He was eventually shot and killed by Austin Police and this incident was considered the deadliest university shooting in the United States... [continues]
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