Friday, December 15, was a sad day in the United States. Parents’ tears and grievances cannot describe their pain of losing their young kids.
Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut was a stage for a horrific rampage where at least 26 people, including 20 children from 5 to 10 years old, were killed. It is one of the most bloody school shootings in the US.
School Shootings in the US, 2012:
February 27, 2012: T.J. Lane, 17, took a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to Chardon High School and fired 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table, killing 3 and wounding 2.
August 24, 2012: Homer, Georgia 16 year old Student at Banks County High school shot himself in the bathroom at school and died from the self-inflicted gunshot.
August 27, 2012: Perry Hall, Maryland Robert Gladden, 15, allegedly took a double barrel shotgun to Perry Hall High School and shot a 17 year old senior with Down syndrome in the lower back.
September 26, 2012: Stillwater, Oklahoma Cade Poulos, 13, shot himself in the head right before classes started at Stillwater Junior High School.
November 30, 2012: Casper, Wyoming Christopher Krumm, 25, offender in Casper College attack with bow and arrow and knife, 1 teacher, 1 relative and self. (Wikipedia)
The gunman killed his mother at home and then went to the school, killing 20 students at a classroom, before shooting five other adults and killing himself. (Read more in this news report).
This massacre was not the first to happen in 2012. Back in date, there are about 5 school shootings occurred in different states throughout this year; the issue that highlights many question marks on why violence in the American school is increasing.
- Are teens in America suffering from accumulating psychological problems?
- Are they chained to expressing their identity and needs?
- Do they have too much access to weapons?
- Are they desperate in general?
Share your input on what causes school shootings in the US, and send your condolences to the grieving families who lost their little ones.