April 25 2016
University of Louisiana at Monroe
School shootings are a form of violence that happens when a child or student is bullied at their school and wants revenge on their peers. The go to the school and open fire and often afterwards commit suicide. Why do school shootings happen, the effects of shootings and how it can be prevented are very important key topics that will be discussed in this paper.
School shootings don’t occur often, in fact, they are very rare, but when they do, it is a catastrophe. According to Macmillanddictionary.com, school shooting is a violent act in which someone, usually a student, uses a gun to kill or injure …show more content…
Another example of this can be social rejection where a person is excluded from social relationships and interactions. According to Bartol, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris who initiated the Columbine shootings had diaries and wrote in them often. They stated that they were lonely, had problems communicating with girls, and also being bullied (Bartol, 2014, p.313). School shooters have some type of history that include poor social skills and always expressed anger about being bullied, vowing revenge against the …show more content…
According to PennState.edu, Some of these effects include nightmares, resisting the return to school, headaches, stomach problems, and sleeping problems. The American Psychological Association states there are other symptoms such as a change in the child’s behavior and school performance, changes in relationships such as family and friends and also the teachers, anxiety and loss of interest in activities. Also PennState.edu stated that schools that have experienced shootings tend to have a decline in in grade nine enrollments and also that math English test rates dramatically drop. Student’s that have experienced school shootings had post-traumatic stress