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Teenagers these days have become more violent than ever It seems like everyday we hear about yet another high school shooting in which innocent people are being killed In all this chaos I ask you this What causes these adolescents to rebel Why did they resort to violence and why does it happen more now than it did when our parents were adolescents If they are only teenagers and are already using guns to resolve their problems can you imagine them as adults Just the thought of it is frightening Im sure we all remember the Columbine High school shooting that was so terrifying the whole country was in shock Not too long ago there had been another shooting in Santana High school which shook us a bit but not as much as Colorados Columbine incident There have been many other incidents like these that havent gained much recognition But why do these teenagers rebel The Denver Post interviewed an 18 year old Trench Coat Mafia member who says that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shooters in Columbine were outcasts He explains that they were loners and werent accepted by their peers According to Cnn Andy Santana shooter was bullied by bigger kids because he was skinny With all the information attained I would have to conclude that young people rebel because of peer pressure Whether they were rejected bullied out casted or thought of as loners they did not have to resort taking other peoples lives I believe the shooters resorted to violence because it is all around them According to the Denver Post Eric Harris played violent games such as Doom and Duke Nukem in which you use guns to kill creatures Above that he had associations with the Trench Coat Mafia who were into a lot of violent crimes Before Andy shot people in Santana High he told over 20 people about
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