Why We Continue to Have School Murders

Students are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school U.S.A. (Ammoland.com)- Why have there been any more school murders in the USA since the attack at Columbine High School two decades ago? Violent attacks aren’t a mystery. We know why murderers kill. Narcissistic psychopaths and disgruntled sociopaths kill because the media turns these murderers into celebrities. We know the kind of targets they want. We know they will attack unarmed groups of people. We also know how to prevent and how to respond to these attacks. Why haven’t we adopted the measures that save our students? Neither the talking heads nor the politicians want to admit the truth. We have not stopped these rampages because the news media and political special-interests feed on mass murder. That simple description hides some important details. As horrific as these mass murders are, they are unlikely to strike any particular campus. For perspective, we’re more likely to be struck by lightning than to be killed in mass murder in a public school. We have more than a half million school buildings so we can’t stack a SWAT team in every school hallway. Fortunately, we have solutions that work. Criminologists and law enforcement specialists adapt police training each year as they evaluate new patterns of crime. These experts looked at the school mass murders and said law enforcement can’t get there in time. Often, these events are over before the police arrive so we need a […]

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