Are school shootings preventable? (Social (Along with bullying, mental…
Are school shootings preventable?
In the majority of cases where the shooter is a student from the respective school, they were known to have been bullied during their time in school.
Should the kids doing the bullying be held partially responsible for the actions of their victims?
Along with bullying, mental illness is a large cause of school shootings.
Should mentally ill people be allowed to even be in possession weapons without extreme prejudice?
Should there be a system created where people at risk to carry out these actions can be closely monitored?
Is it even possible to prevent mentally unstable people to carry out these types of crimes?
After the Sandy Hook shooting of 2013, President Barack Obama attempted to pass gun laws that would enforce stricter background checks for those attempting to buy guns. The Senate denied it and the President called it, "A shameful day for Washington."
Why would the Senate turn down change that would most likely improve the safety of American Citizens?
Should the Senate have passed these laws?
If passed, would gun control laws really create a noticeable change?
The weapon used in the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida was a legally purchased AR-15 that eventually was used to gun down 17 people. The shooter was 18.
Should young kids, especially 18 year olds be allowed to buy lethal weapons?
Would strict background checks promote a decrease in shootings?
Unemployment and disagreements over pay and school budgets have been a factor in school shootings before.
Should former school employees who maybe left on bad terms be monitored?
Should schools raise their budgets so that they can hire more security?
Are kids in economically unstable homes more prone to committing these acts of violence?
While uncommon in mass shootings that take place in schools, people will be targeted for their religion. For example, the shooting in Pittsburgh, although it wasn't a school, was carried out because of religious hate towards others.
During background checks, should judgement be made based off of one's religion and if others of different religions are part of their lives?
Should schools work harder to bring different religions together so that people can be friends?
Media outlets are usually the first to release things like: names of the shooter/victims, and where it ranks in history among other shootings.
Should the media be allowed to release names, especially names of the shooter, or should this be kept private?
Does the media abuse their right of free speech?
Does the media have the ability to create a school shooter?