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In a small suburban town of Littleton Colorado on April 20 1999 two high school seniors 17 year old Dylan Klebold and 18 year old Eric Harris enacted an all-out assault on Columbine High School during the middle of the day killing 12 students and 1 teacher also injuring 21 other students directly and three were injured while attempting to escapeIt is the fourth-deadliestschool massacrein United States history after the 1927Bath Schooldisaster1966 University of Texasmassacre and2007 Virginia Tech Massacre As a result of the unfortunate tragedy it raised debate about gun control laws and availability of firearms and gun violence involving the youth The ramifications of the shooting inflated stress on school security and a panic directed at teenage social lifeIn A Columbine Story Giving Voice Hearing Meaning by Carolyn Mears she discusses and conducts research into the experience as a way to learn lessons that might help others exposed to community wide trauma in the future Violence such as that which occurred at Columbine High School is representative of a small subset of lethal school violence termed arampage school shooting characterized by a wanton rage resulting in multiple injuries and possibly deathsRampage school shootings occur in the relative safety of small towns and in rural and suburban neighborhoods with a low incidence of crime Nevertheless as rare yet highly visible acts of deadly violence they traumatize schools and the public at large Those in the school directly exposed to the violence as well as those helping the primary victims are likely to experience a range of psychological responsesMears 163 Since 1992-3 school year over 270 violent deaths have occurred at schools across America according to the National School Safety Centers on school associated violent deathsSchool violence is a drawback for that reason it is a problem we must find a permanent solution for Parents students administrators and community leaders must come together and make schools a safer environment During the early 1990s a nationwide
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