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TOPIC: Teen Kills Father and Wounds other children

Teen Kills Father and Wounds other children 29 Sep 2016 18:28 #10376

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After the many incidents that have occured at schools; many schools have taken extra precautions. Based on the article I read, this 14 year old boy killed his father. After killing his dad, he drove a pick up car to the elementary school. He crashed into the fence to the school yard and started shooting. He wounded two 6 year old boys and a teacher. A volunteer fire fighter tackled the boy and was able to stop another massacre. The police arrived 7 minutes after a teacher called 911.

After the incident in 2012, where 20 children and 6 educators were killed; schools started to take extra precautions. I work at a school, and now all classroom doors always have to be locked for safety reasons. My workplace has also installed a security camera outside the main office entrance in order to see anyone who buzzes the bell to come in. Its just scary how schools are not a safe place because any crazy person can come in and start a shooting. Good thing is that no one got killed in the incident that occurred.

In the article, the writer did not say if they know what the reason was for the boy to start the shooting. But, they did add that he was homeschooled. I just can't imagine what excuse the teenager boy can give for his actions, because there is no justification. I also wonder if he just lived with his dad, or if he had any other family members that might know why he acted this way. All I can say is that we should always talk to our children that incidents can occur and to stay calm if possible. Especially working with small children it is scary because they are innocent lives and it is not their fault of what is happening to the other person.
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Teen Kills Father and Wounds other children 29 Sep 2016 18:37 #10377

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I heard about this story and I just think it is so tragic how easy it is for someone not in the right state of mind to have access to a gun and start shooting at innocent people. It is so crazy to me how a 14 year old boy managed to get a gun and walk to an elementary school to shoot innocent children. These are scary times we are living in where we cannot even be confident enough to leave our children at school knowing that someone can easily walk in and start shooting. Gun control needs to be a priority in America. There have been too many tragedies that have occurred due to mentally unfit people coming across one and ending someone's life.
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