what are the procedures for a school lockdown for a substitute teacher teaching a class ?

during a lock down, a teacher is responsible for a number of things that vary depending on the type of emergency. if an event were to occur near the school i believe it's called a "yellow lock-down" meaning lock your classroom door and do not let any student leave the classroom. then continue teaching. if a "red lock-down" were to occur, it means there is a danger in the school. lock your classroom door, turn off/dim the lights, and move the students away from the door.(or if there is a window on the door, out of view). do not let any student leave the room, and stop teaching. if you have any specific questions speak to the principle/dean or any other school official.

What kind of leniency do feminists want for this woman that shot up a school?

"Amy Bishop, a Harvard University-trained neuroscientist, was reportedly upset over being denied tenure." http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35372168/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/ Perhaps she was just trying to shoot her way through the glass ceiling? Given the continued popularity of the Society for Cutting Up Men http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCUM_Manifesto I would like to hear the feminist perspective on this tactic. Should we be concerned that Hariet Harman is going to shoot up the UK government's department of statistics for contradicting her over the gender wage gap? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1225360/Humiliation-Harriet-Harman-statisticians-dismiss-claims-equal-pay.html

Why are so many ruthless school killings commited by Whites?

I noticed how others decided to go with college shootings only because they could blame that one incident on the Asian guy, but clearly the question stated school, plenty of them in high school and yes they are are white, which leads the pack in serial killers and child molestors. Personally, I rather be robbed that have my child killed in school or molested. And although they mourn and weep at 9/11 memorial every year, they do give the same recognition to the Oklahoma bombing done by white males that killed so many Americans and children (babies), as they had a day care center in that building. Notice they don't remember, weep or moan for those people which was a high death count than 9/11. Twisted, demented mind syndrome perhaps Snowie- I don't think so as US has yet to effectively defeat an Asian country, USA victims are based on bullying tactic and beating the same people over and over and calling themselves the home of the brave. They only won Japan because they dropped nuclear bombs and they dropped them because they were losing. Korean and Vietnam was not victourious neither. And I don't think shooting sprees of high schoolers and college students is a brave act. It is cowardly and nothing is more vicious and dangerous than a coward which is why these cases are mass murders, a cowardly act indeed.

What should I do if there is a school shooting on my campus?

There are things that can be done before the school shooting to make sure you are at less risk. For example, when entering any classroom, look out the window ... in an emergency, like fire, school shooting, etc. could you get out of the building via the window? If there is no balcony, no fire escape, if the ground is a goodly distance down, is there anything in the room which could be used to fashion a secure rope to climb down? Is there furniture near the door that could easily be moved, to block the door to prevent shooter from getting in? Do an inspection of every room you frequently are in, so you know what to do in an emergency. This is like when you get on public transportation. In the event of an emergency, you know in advance where the emergency exits are. Same deal at home ... you should always know about 2-3 different ways out. If there is a fire in the hallway so you can't go out the front door ... can you get out a window ... do you have something handy to break the window if you in a hurry? There's things that make sense when the shooting is in progress, and there's things that sometimes other students and faculty do in a panic to put you at greater risk. You need to ask the Principal of the school about this subject, to make sure that whatever you are doing is not in violation of some silly rule, that can get you in trouble. For example, are students allowed to have cell phones with them in class. They would be turned off normally, so you don't get someone calling you when you are in class, but you can turn them on to call 911 in an emergency. Also ask the Principal if the school can offer a class on first aid, so that if there is a school shooting, classmates don't die because no one around them knows what to do. Is there Campus Security? Visit them and ask what they are doing about the gangs, and ask them the same question you asked here.

Theres these two kids at my school who are obsessed with death?

Sounds like those kids need therapy... Please I advise you to stay away from them and keep all the ones you love away from them or the whole world will become a swirling torrent of depression pain and misery. Hope I helped -Dehlilah :)

What do you think about public school officials being able to carry guns in school?

I carried guns, in the military and as a police officer. I've come to believe that everyone who wants a weapon should be allowed to have one for their defense against criminals. I also be live that all criminals convicted as such should be issued a weapons and sent to the rock. There they can kill each other. Last one standing should be shot or allowed to try to escape and shot. Then round them up and start over again, promoting a society that is criminal free.

Can we treat the recent school mass murders as a terrorist attack and do something about it?

The first thing I'd do is to ban guns on campus. The second thing I'd do is ban students who own guns. I don't know if it would be constitutional but guns don't have a place in school, 2nd amendment or not. btw, don't tell the NRA about this, they'll arm all the students!

How come its only when a situation like Phoebe Prince happens that school official care?

It's a lot of things, but what it boils down to are: --Trust. A lot of the students who get bullied the worst are already painfully shy if not downright isolated from human contact as it is. In a big public school system that forces students to *work* to get any adult's attention at all, the people who act out and act stupid are *much MUCH* more likely to get an earful from officials than some shy, quiet person in the corner crying, sad to say. This can really lead to a student believing that nobody, peer or adult, that nobody in the world has their back on any issue at all. --After that, a lot of it is that teachers and principals would *much rather* listen to the adults in the situation: parents, PTA groups, and everyone's *Lawyers*. That's the thing you see. Nobody can actually be called out on it and called a "bully" any more, because parents will get upset and raise a stink and sue: "Nah, mah Johnny isn't a sociopathetic psychopath, naw, he just needs more Ritalin, it'll calm his nerves **hic**...." Really, if only parents would BE responsible and BE parents, and admit it when their spawn is violent and cruel, and do something responsible about it....maybe it wouldn't fall into the hands of public school officials to punish kids with one hand legally tied behind their backs. Paddlings did in fact serve a purpose once. They let teachers, at their discretion, make the BS stop. --Then there's the elephant in the living room: that these are public schools, and that they are often in middle-class to poor neighborhoods so *Funding* things is a struggle if not a matter of utter desperation. It's not easy to stop a bullying situation, or to even pay attention to one, if your school has problems, serious problems, affording books, and desks, and pencils. Likewise if the teachers aren't paid well, or aren't trained to be competent in the slightest, it really does contribute to the problem, as the recent YouTube video of a teacher physically attacking a student in Houston, Texas demonstrates. But nah, we can't actually be bothered to spend our precious pittance--our pennies on the tax dollar--on "other people's children", a codeword mostly white suburbanites use to lump children of color and poor people's "white trash kids" together in the same lump of lumpness. We can't be bothered to actually put our money where our mouths are and *FUND* public schools fully and HAVE competent teachers with strict codes of conduct. It's sad and hypocritical is what it is. But yeah. Do something about the bullies, actually, in a school with full funding and competent, *well-paid* personnel who actually *listen* to all the kids, not just the loudest miscreants, and yeah...things like this don't happen. Or at least they get taken care of well before death happens. Just my plug nickel. Not that anyone takes nickels lately, but hey...

How do you get your school system to take gun violence more serious by resolving school conflicts?

I think schools do take gun violence seriously. But I don't know that its primarily their responsibility to "control" these children who bring guns to school. Where is the responsibility of the parent?? Why would a child believe it was okay to bring a weapon to school? Not because of anything the school taught them.

I have to create a lesson plan around crime and weapons in school, I needhelp?

Talking about weapons and school shootings as a teacher could promote such a thing. I don't know if that is a good idea. Also what videos are not biased when it comes to gun control and school shootings? There are videos that promote self-defense and the carrying of arms at school to prevent school shootings and there are emotionally charged videos that blame inanimate objects for crime and murder. There isn't much middle ground on this subject.

Were can i find research on Media and School Shootings?

Well, the drugs is one take on it. The media is another, but check out the book "Rampage" where the author looks at 2 case studies of early school shootings and develops the necessary criteria for one to occur. She found that the most important factors were 1. marginalization in regards to peers, 2. Mental/familial issues, 3. Media influence/cultural script --all perps were males and by and large they were influenced by what media tells them is what a manly man will act like to get attention. 4. Under the radar 5. Access to guns

What are you ideas on improving school security?

Good morning Sparkles!...I agree with you so heartedly! It's a scarey feeling when you hear about other students killing other students and also teachers that are sexually molesting our children. What happened to our school systems?!!! It makes a parent want to snatch our children out of our schools and give them "home schooling"! And I hate to say this, but realistically speaking, it may be the only solution in the near future if not already. I don't know what the answer here is, maybe more security cameras in our school classrms. Maybe more police activity or security guards, I'm really not sure. Screen more thoroughly on the teachers? What is the answer? Parents for one, that believe in guns or certain type of hunting equipment could secure their belongings better. But what does a parent do when their child get's the weapon off the street? Search their rms 24/7? That's an option. Parents may want to research their childs computor and see what they have downloaded. That's another option. The sad thing here though, is that a parent has to have some faith in their child/children or there won't be any type of communication. So.. I'm not sure what our options are here, but I'm about to pull my children out of the schools and have them taught at home, at least I know they are safe from others and not molested by their teachers! Have a blessed day!

Why is the Columbine High School shooting considered the most famous school shooting?

Because it was the FIRST most people ever heard of, and it was aired live on TV (outside the school) as it happened. Previous to the 90s there wasn't the 24/7 cable news coverage that made Columbine notorious. Everything since is a copycat. Big ones like Virginia Tech still stick in people's heads. I think school shootings are a contagious meme, like suicide. In China they had this bizarre string of machete daycare attacks that were reminiscent of school shootings and seemed contagious.

What ideas to you have for schools to prevent / plan for shootings in the future?

I think that most schools already have lockdown plans the problem is it is not the same to practice a lockdown when no one is shooting at you. Also, I disagree with the whole armed guards at schools, personally i doubt the effectiveness of a Rent-a-Cop on campus. if anything it will scare students more than help. I suppose i am thinking more about high school students in this respect. I think what we need to focus on is more than just school security, i think this is a vastly soceital problem. we let guns be way to easy to get. we need to a way to stop guns getting to just anyone, if not just keep guns out of the hands of private citizens.

In light of all the school shootings, should every teacher in America be required to wear a Taser?

No, every teacher should not be required to wear a taser, or carry any other form of protection. However, they should be ALLOWED to carry their choice of protection, including tasers, pepper spray, handguns, etc... I agree that it would give students and other staff a chance to defend themselves. However, not all teachers would be qualified to carry a form of protection. Some do not have the personality to carry out the use of any type of protective action, therefore, should they actually present a taser or other form of protection and not execute the use, it merely provides another tool/weapon for the intruder. However, should someone choose to carry a form of protection, most likely they would have the intestinal fortitude to use it if necessary. Therefore, it should be by choice, not by requirement.

Want to know a sure fire way of preventing school shootings?

Actually, it is the Second Amendment that allows the right to bear arms. Banning guns would only take them away from law abiding citizens. Criminals could still have access to them.

What do you think usually causes a school shooting?

There are different kinds of school shootings. Most school shootings involve one person shooting one other person, when the two have already been conflict over something. That may be caused by gang culture or other life problems. Mass shootings like Columbine or Virginia tech are a different phenomenon. But again, there are two main categories; when the killer is sane, and when he is insane. By sane, I mean that the person understands the nature of his actions and knows that they are wrong. The Columbine killers are in this category. They reveled in the joy of killing. By insane, I mean the killer either doesn't understand the nature of his actions, or doesn't understand that they are wrong. I think the Virginia Tech killer was in this category. He believed that the whole world was conspiring to make him miserable, and that this bloodshed would have some kind of redemptive quality, like the death of Christ. That is crazy. Now as to video games. I don't believe they cause normal people to want to hurt anybody. However, an unbalanced person immersed in the intensity of virtual battle may be affected that way. On the other hand, he may get some catharsis out of the game and not feel the need to act it out in reality. The main danger with certain video games is that they are designed to help soldiers to increase their kill ratio in battle. People have an instinctive revulsion for killing other people, even when they have a good reason. Therefore in the past, many soldiers haven't even fired their guns in battle, or have shot over or to the side of the enemy. These games are designed to condition you to shoot effectively in a battle situation. This is fine for battle, and normal people know when they are in a battle and when they are not. However, somebody that simply wants to kill a lot of people, or who believes he is at war when he is not, may use these games to prepare for the massacre.

What is with all these SCHOOL SHOOTINGS lately?

Check out the article today on MSNBC by Bill Dedman on the subject. It is an eye-opener.

Why are there so many school shootings going on lately?

Most schools are gay. Being surrounded by random people you don't know or like. And being confined to socializing with them. Befriended by only a small group or even just yourself. After a while or even from the beginning this can piss you off. Then the people you don't like become more annoying. Waking up becomes more annoying, pointless even. Teachers speak trash and trash endlessly. After a while you realize you really don't like the place. The school itself becomes your jail. The small things add up and start spinning and spinning in your head. I would say until one day but most people think about harming someone they don't like the first or second time the person offends them. Then the thought keeps spinning. And growing. Twisting, ever changing. Finally, until one day. Fuck it. Fuck these people. I didn't like them before. I don't like them now. Why not. I know i honestly don't care. And to some extent genuinely want to commit this monstrosity . So why not. Bang...

Parents, have you or do you plan to talk to your kids about the possibilities of school shootings?

Are you kidding? They would be faking sick every day, instead of just Mondays. That, and they'de probably turn out as paranoid as me. I'm trying to prevent that, not encourage it.

What Do you think causes school shootings?

The way those students are being treated, there is only so much a person can take. It has nothing to do with religion at all.

I'm doing a project for english on school shootings, any creative ideas?

You could talk about the pressures teens deal with at school like: - discrimination - abuse - social classes - clicks - sterotypes You could talk about the "influence" of suggestive music from - marilyn manson - eminem Maybe do a few reflective pieces on what happened at Columbine, Virgina Tech, etc. and talk about the shooters and why choose to kill "innocent" students You could also maybe talk about how you have to be 18+ to purchase a gun or ammo and how teens living already complicated and stressful lives are kept distant from such weapons in order to prevent them from pursuing such cowardly and expressive actions.

Shouldn't teachers get paid more due to the increases in school shootings these days?

If anything, a teacher should get their CCW and carry it in school. Security has no chance with their sticks when up against a person with a gun. And if someone knows that a school allows teachers to carry guns... would YOU choose that place to shoot up? I don't think so.

Statistics for people killed and injured in the past ten years in school shootings?

I trust that this will help. http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/sch-shooting.htm

What is causing all the recent school shootings?

Unstable kids, unstable families, corrupt governments, poor police depts, media, and politicians... You can probably name a few more but bottom line this country has gotten out of hand. Take a walk down any street in any town in the usa.. All you see is kids trying to be thugs, drugs being sold openly, parents too busy to notice and step in, police turning their heads and handing out parking tickets, media giving some idiot fame, politicians too busy argueing over whos a dem and who a rep, sharpton and jackson making everything racial.. You know it didn't used to be this way.. but ofcourse no one sees whats happening.. It's the corruption of our nation, and everyone is too busy to look at the real problems.

Will Democrats be responsible for the next round of school shootings?

Yeah. We need guns in our nation's schools. Like kids aren't already killing one another there anyways. Why not make it legal for everyone to have them, so that more die in these situations? Your rationale is irrational. I don't get how you think that by having a gun, everyone is safer. The more guns in a situation, the more people that die. It is purely logical. If you want to have a gun in your home to protect it, that is fine by me - that is your right as an American. But allowing guns in our nation's schools is just asking to make the issue that is so huge much bigger. Just like guns don't kill people, guns don't protect them, either. I wish that more would realize that having a gun isn't necessarily the answer to everything. If it were, then it would have been done a long time ago. Only in your simplistic world are they the every-answer to every issue.

As a college student, with all the school shootings taking place will you think twice about where you sit?

I hate to say that I live in fear of a situation like this but I do. Yes I am careful when choosing my seat in class. For example for tonight's class I sit in the back row in the seat furthest away from the door with the window behind me (first floor) I know that it would probably make no difference if an incident like this takes place at my University however it makes my mind a little more peaceful.

I need help with my starting paragraph for school shootings and a conclusion paragraph. Help anyone?

You need to give us a topic sentence first which contains the argument you'll use in your paper.

Are more guns the solution to the school shootings?

I think arming the teachers is the worst idea I've heard in a while. Personally, I'd like to know what's up with these kids? Are there any common denominators? Depression, aggression? Which may lead us back to the smaller classrooms. The actual relationship with students. Of course, some school shootings are perpetrated by adults, like that horrendous Amish crime. What can you do? I don't want my kids at a school that looks like a prison. Ultimately I think that would be more detrimental.

Why not we focus on the real cause of school shootings?

i do think it's bullying. bullying in school especially from a young age seems to make people have very low self esteem and some people who are bullied seem to have a huge temper, presumably because they're tired of how people are making fun of them. the media has said that video games that involve killing can encourage school shootings, but i don't believe this. i only think that is possibly true when a person might already be mentally unstable enough to mix reality with fiction. i agree with you though, it's bullying.

What is causing all the recent school shootings?

I think it is a combination of the government, the parents, and peers. As a high school student, i know how much the government demands of us with all their testing and just course requirements becoming more and more demanding. Adding onto that stress is peer pressure, especially in guys about being "gay" and you have to act a certain way or else you are "gay" and then are teased, for girls (if there have been any women shooters?) are in constant stress to look like a pole and to dress in the newest trends...and i imagine that could be very overwhelming. Also, parents I feel are pushing their children to be great while being too busy with their work lives to spend time with them and to watch what they are doing with their friends. There are also the parents that just dont watch their kids at all then just end up doing bad things because they were never taught better. If you dont mind, I'd like to share a recent event in my school that could actually lead up to a violent event, such as a shooting. My friend, we will call him steve, went out for the wrestling team. Well, a couple weeks into the season, he was "tea bagged" by another boy on the team (forcefully held down by other players) 2 months later, Steve is under alot of stress from the remaining kids from that group that weren't expelled, he is very depressed and me and some of my other friends are worried that he might do something to either himself or to other people. Well, i guess im done now and thx to anyone who actually read that entire answer. =)

What is your theory on why school shootings occur and how would you reduce them?

There's two ways of looking at this. These kids that engage in these attacks are usually outcasts, they are teased and picked on. If that was not the case, then they would not retaliate. Kids are mean, I know, I was there. It's hard when you have no friends and everyone treats you like crap. But murdering a bunch of people doesn't solve the problem for anyone, it just creates more problems. I guess some kind of sensitivity training for students might help, but I doubt they'd listen. You could also step up efforts to detect these problems before they happen and intervene to get help for students who might have a tendency to go on a rampage.

What do you think about all these 'school shootings' in our public schools?

I think the schools need to address this issue. There's a lot of bullying and outcasting that goes on and either the faculty doesn't see it, or they turn a blind eye to it. I think kids need to be taught that driving someone over the edge through bullying is dangerous. These kids will get their hands on guns or other weapons (there have even been cases of violence using pencils, repeated stabbing with a pen or pencil in the wrong places can inflict debilitating injuries). Perhaps it is invasion of privacy, but it might be a good idea to put in listening devices and have a computer record it, and I by NO means condone this in any other environment. The listening devices' recorded data should be stored, but not listened to (let's face it, who's going to go through all those hours of audio?). When a student makes a complaint that a certain individual is bullying him or her, the school can then go back, and given the time period, listen in on it. This can even be applied to rumor spreading. For example, if a student complains that someone may have spread a malicious rumor about them, the audio evidence can be used to track who started it, and discipline those persons. If the claim is true, that student should be suspended immediately. While many people say zero tolerance rules are harsh, they do work. This gives the victim of bullying leverage, so that instead of having to resort to violence. they can get those persons suspended. There is also a separate special case where the culture of the student makes him or her prone to violence in schools. In this case, the school must supply a competent individual who knows the student's culture and psychology (yes, the psychology of a student will vary depending on race and culture) inside out, especially how the families work. This will allow them to provide an environment where those kids do not feel uncomfortable. It is often the case also, that the counselors do not know how to deal with a student who is an outcast because they have never been one themselves. This makes these individuals very difficult to understand. What needs to be understood is that these people have good intentions, and others' lack of understanding turns them into monsters. It is unquestionably society's fault, all of our faults, that such incidents occur. We can only strive to understand and shed these kids in a GOOD light, for their hearts were good, but their environment turned them bad. Whether or not we knew them or their victims or if we were a victim ourselves, owe them all our apologies for not listening and understanding.

Should school teachers be allowed to carry guns at school to prevents future school shootings?

Yes. Currently, schools are "gun free zones". This means that if somebody wants to shoot up the school, they will have free reign until the police arrive. By then, life will be lost and it will be too late. If teachers are armed: 1. A person would think twice before attacking. 2. If an attack did occur, the threat can be neutralized before many innocent lives would be lost.

Why are people so suprised about school shootings?

You are obviously not a parent. My heart goes out to the parents of the dead Va. Tech students. My son is not far from there at VMI. He has friends who attend Tech. This is a sad day. All because some one of "Asian decent" couldn't handle the break up from his girlfriend... Have you considered some professional help to rid you of that school boy anger? No I wasn't a "hotshot" as you put it. 40 years ago, I was considered a "wall flower"...I hated my school years, but never had malice in my heart towards my classmates.

Why do so many of these school shootings seem to happen in places where gun regulation is heaviest?

Because the gun men are not morons. In gun control areas they face less chance of being stopped. Why else would the media suppress facts? That guns are more often used to stop a crime than commit one.

Do you want school shootings to stop and to stop bullying and cyberbulling?

talk is cheap. do something about it.

What do you think about school shootings?

Parents seem to have less of a clue about what their children are doing. They are totally "separated" from them though they live in the same house. They don't know their friends and the childs room is a self supporting island (phone, TV, Computer, fridge) with no other family interaction. Everyone doing his own thing.

What can we do to put an end to school shootings?

The government needs to make it illegal for a regular civilian to have a gun. If they wont do that then make it harder for people/civilians to get guns. Have stiffer penalties for people who have a gun illegally. good question! Serious topic that needs to be addressed!

where can i find statistics for a possible link between school shootings and dating violence?

FBI .. .. .. And the public library .. . .. ..

What do you think about school shootings?

I think people in school are mean and cruel to each other. people pick and tease others . they call people names and teachers do nothing about it. the kids that shoot people are on their last straw or nerve. they want the abuse to stop and think that is the only way to shut the abuse up. if the students would be taught to act nicer or punished for abusive actions, there would be less shooting. we need justice!!! students need to grow up and quit being so mean to others and then cause them to try to stop the abuse. I hope someone teaches help someday.

A good title for a paper about bullying and school shootings?

Do you think the media's coverage of school shootings is causing troubled people to copy them?

I think the media is a group of vultures period and covering these stories is just exploitation. But I don't think that it particularly encourages anyone to do the same. People who are not of sound mind are usually the ones who commit these horrible acts.

With all the school shootings going on are you a little scared to send your children to school?

Yes you hear a lot about school shootings, but in reality school shootings are rare, less than a 1% chance of happening. With that said all we can hope as parents is to educate, educate, educate. Teach our children about the saftey and the enviroment around them. We have to hope the school has a really good saftey plan for our children. Other than that our only other option is to home school.

What do you think causes school shootings?

music and video games i think is the reason. there's no problem with buying your kid grand theft auto or a song about lady humps and stuff but being a parent you should know what kind of game it is or song and you should make it that your kid is aware that guns and stealing or being the high school slut is wrong and they should have nothing to do with it

Why did school shootings just start this past decade?

i'm not sure it ever will end... the US is going down fast - and no one is doing anything about it :( there really isn't any real reason why its happening but that we are loosing our ground that was founded be our forfathers... hope i was some help :)

What can we do to prevent school shootings and outcasting which can lead to school shooting?

While I understand what you are saying, I believe that there were too many signs that were ignored with this boy. He never gave his name and when he had to sign in to a new class he just put a question mark. His writings in his creative writing class were so scary that the teacher said he should start seeing a counselor. There were plenty of times when other students would try to great him and say hello but he never responded. And one of his classmates was quoted as saying that he was a prime candidate to commit a school shooting. As a matter of fact, several student laughed about it and often said that if there ever was a shooting at VT they knew that he would be behind it. Yet they were shocked today when they learned that it was him indeed that had committed the crime. This student was not ignored. He was only an outcast because he chose to be one, not because the other students chose not to acknowledge him. So while your question sounds good in theory, I don't believe it would have made a difference in this case.

What are the best ways to prevent school shootings and other violence in schools?

Only the State should have the so-called monopoly of violence. Abolish the right to bear arms if you don´t need them (for instance, if you want to become a hunter and need a license). In a civilized society you should be able to rely on police protection and not just on the right of self defense.

What is causing all the recent school shootings?

I feel that the lack of compassion in our schools has lead to alot of the school shootings. And this is not just the schools fault this is the parents faults to. Currently our school has started giving detention for children touching each other, and I dont mean inappropriate touch I mean putting you're hand on someones arm to get attention ,or on thier shoulder. Two girls recently gave each other a hug because they were excited over an achievement in sports and these girls got detention. If we teach our children not to care about each other why do we find it surprising to see them shooting each other and not careing. Enough is enough parents need to start taking a stand I am Im challeging the no touch rule at the school board meeting this Thursday. Do we want non caring robots or do we want to raise compasionate careing child its our choice. Its not the gun laws its what we are teaching the children

How many more school shootings will it take to put an end to social outcasting?

I would suggest that you research this matter deeper before coming to the conclusion that one is "pressured" to "react violently" in school shootings. It also may not be anger or frustration. The fact of the matter is, no one knows at this time, since those that actually did the acts left us only limited "clues" to what actually motivated them to act as they did. Social outcasting is an interesting description and may describe a small part of the problem and it probably is not the only answer. If you were to view it internationally and over a longer period of time, you will find that it is and was occuring all over the world for many generations. Much of what we see as killing are and were labeled as "suicides" or "gang related" or "drug related". It's only now with the media coverage and apparent frequency of occurance that we are led to think about it more. If you think globally, what we call "terroists" are very similar to school shootings. Primarily for "economic" reasons and using "religious" (meaning -isms, -ity, etc.) causes as excuses or rationalization, there are those much too jeolous and impatient and without sufficient worldly awareness, knowledge and experience that are willing to "sacrifice themselves and others" for immediate change. In the USA , Europe and much of the highly develped countries, "idealism" and "free and open thinking" is allowed in schools. That is both a beneficial thing as well as a dangerous one. If idealism allowed to float without the practical foundation (foot on the ground - reality), it can lead to unpredictable action such as shootings, lynching, etc. If it is alowed to be nurtured in the practical world (reality), then we have geniuses that can find cures for cancer. The frequency of school shootings today may be a reflection of our educational system (not necessarily the subject matter) having lost touch with reality. Most probably a lot can be attributed to social and political "idealism" that has lost touch with reality and a legal system that works on "legality" and not what is "legal" or moral or ethical. (Bascially the attorneys and judges who interpret and force changes based upon "legality" is allowing that to happen.) So anyone in that kind of environment can be confused... about almost everything... If you had a thinker (academic) and not a doer (worker, sportsman, etc.) they can easily go to the "extreme"... either way. And it appears from the data given in the news media, that in many of the cases, those students that did commit shootings, were "thinkers". So in a sense you are correct... we need to change.... and that is everyone of us... not just schools... It has to start with our government . That means we must get the "right" politicians in to office and make sure they do "right". They must not be allowed to "escape" responsibility by quoting "legality". They must first enforce and make sure every thing is "legal". The laws we have are fair (too fair for some) and mostly "just" (unless politicians and laweyers have not played "legality" games with it). We also must empower those that uphold our laws. (Look at France the police get fired at and can't even fire back. If a group of people regardless of adult or child, fire guns at police officers, they are criminals that have an intent to kill, and can be fired at. Would any one argue with that? Can you see how "legality" has become a problem in France?)