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Rampage school shootings have become much more common in the United States over the past 10 years Since the 90s there has been an upward trend in the amount of school shootings According to Katherine Newman and her colleagues arampage shooting must meet threedifferent criteria in order to be considered a rampage shooting The shooting must be on school property in front of an audience there must be multiple victims and the shooter must either be a former or current student at that specific school Newman 200450 Katherine and her colleagues proposed five factors that contribute to school shootings in Rampage The Social Roots of School Shootings The factors include social marginalization in schools individual psychological problemsvulnerabilities of the shooter cultural scripts failure of detection systems and the availability of guns Out of the five factors I believe that social marginality is the strongest component to school shootings Social marginality is when students are socially excluded from the main part or groups of society Based on data from Katherine Newmans book on rampage shootings eighty four percent of students who commit school shootings felt marginally isolated from their peers before the incident Newman 2004 51 Since social marginalization is such a contributing factor in school shootings I aim to implement team build program in kindergarten through twelfth schools in order to increase social self-awareness decrease stereotypes and foster socialization skills By forcing schools to implement programs that promote team building activates there would be a decrease in stereotypes When students participate in social activities they truly get to know one another based on personality and not just on what group they are associated with Because these programs would start at a young age students would be less likely to define others by just a label In the novel about the Columbine shooting No Easy Answers The Truth behind Death at Columbine students were isolated based on their status in the school The CHIPS program
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