I Hate Seeing Shootings Happen At Schools

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    This Must Not Become The "new Normal".

    I have a daughter in 5th grade. We had a shooting in the high school up the street the first day of school this year, then the Aurora shootings, now Newtown. When I picked her up from daycare that Friday, I told her about the Newtown shooting, as I knew she hadn't heard about it...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2012

    I Think It's Sad That Kids...

    I think it's sad that kids aren't made to feel welcome in a school environment.  Most of the shooters have been kids who are made fun of and don't have anywhere to turn, so they lash out.  Perhaps if teachers take a more active role in making sure these students are...
    rainbowlicious7 rainbowlicious7
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2008


    schools are meant to be one of those places where you are supposed to be at ease and comfortable in. and to see these things happen...it takes away what a school stands for. and those parents who suffer their loses...it is all so tragic!
    madamoiselle madamoiselle
    18-21, F
    Aug 19, 2008

    Schools Shootings

    Schools shootings are scary.  What goes into those peoples mind doing the deed? 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Aug 14, 2011

    Of Course i Hate That. ...

    Of course I hate that. It's horrible, and I wish it never happened again. I actually wish there where no shootings in the world at all.
    olfinsdottir olfinsdottir
    18-21, F
    Jan 20, 2008

    Where Are the Parents?

    One thing I cannot understand is where are the parents of these kids,  anyone care whats going on in their kids lives anymore? How could anyone not know that their kid has 10 machine guns, homemade bombs, sawed off shotguns, ect... It's got to start at home before it gets...
    jamtwo68 jamtwo68
    36-40, M
    Jan 20, 2008

    Just Ban The Stupid Guns And Be Done With It!

    -That's all there is to it. Look at Germany. They have the strictest gun laws and it works for them. Look at Serbia. Yes, Serbia. How low do you have to stoop to have to look at Serbia and see that the gun law there works better than the US approach?! Just get rid of the guns...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

    It's Sad Not Only Because ...

    It's sad not only because of the people who get hurt, but because of all the things that must have happened to lead up to it. So many shooters were bullied or victimized in some way. A person should never become a shooter, and they shouldn't take out their pain on anyone else. I...
    Semety Semety
    18-21, F
    Jan 20, 2008

     I Have the Means to Figh...

     I have the means to fight if I have to, but I love peace and hate seeing this sort of thing.
    dildobaggins dildobaggins
    26-30, M
    Jan 21, 2008

    My Junior Year

    There was a boy that, as the bell rang, stood up and shot himself in the head. A friend of mine that was in the class placed her hands over his wounds but he died soon after. It was hard and sad for everyone. Mostly because no one knew how much pain he was really in that lead up...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Oct 14, 2007

    Perhaps The Words From A Child Lost In The Connecticut Elemetary School Shooting

                                                  Please don't cry, we're okay.                                                We went on a field trip today...
    1greywolf 1greywolf
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2012

    New Era?

    I discussed this with several friends who are roughly the same age as me. We could not recall things like the Connecticut school shooting, or the Colorado cinema shooting happening back in the 1960s and 1970s. If anyone recalls comparable events from that era, please refresh my...
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    1 Response Dec 15, 2012

    Despite Their Educational Value

    I agree. I hate to see shootings take place at schools.  I think it would be so much better if they held them at the Car Wash, cleaning up would be much easier. 
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    49 Responses Jan 21, 2008

    It Happened In My City

    when I lived back in germany, a shooting happened in my city. Thank god it wasn't my school. A guy shot himself and his teacher in front of the class. Then the whole school got evacuated, but nobody else got hurt. It was in the news papers for weeks and it was even on TV.
    GrueneRose GrueneRose
    Jan 22, 2008

    I Remember The One In Colorado

    I was just a seventh grader when the school shooting in Colorado happened. I still remember that school shooting. My jr high school almost had a school shooting of its own. If it wasn't for someone that said something. There have been way to many school shootings sense 1999. Its...
    ac1986 ac1986
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2012


    i just dont understand why it happens :'(
    ForeverAutumn ForeverAutumn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2008

    Rachels Challenge

    ok where do i start, something freaky happened to me a few months ago, that rachels challenge thing came to my school, and it was terrible, and nnot just what happened then but know too. ok, one everyone was rying and acting all sad which was ok because it was a sad presentation...
    1girl1 1girl1
    Jan 17, 2009

    Give a Boy a Gun

    I hate seeing them happen anywhere, but schools are supposed to be a sanctuary. There is a book called "Give a Boy a Gun" by Todd Strasser it is amazing. the book is a fictional account of a school shooting that fells so much more real than anything you see on...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    Oct 14, 2007

    I Know What Its Like..

    I saw a shooting no it wasnt at school. It was a my hometown mall. I was just a stand by but it did effect me. It happened about a year ago. And when i went back to school a few days afterwards. It got out that i had been there. And alot of people made fun or said i was facking...
    Ghostoftheoldme Ghostoftheoldme
    18-21, F
    Nov 22, 2012

    Have You Heard About That Shooting In A School

    In re we were talking about a shooting that happened in a school, I don't know if it was a first, a middle or a secondery school but the school let this man in and he shoot some kids and then killed himself!
    storywriter999 storywriter999
    13-15, F
    Apr 8, 2012
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