Lethal Violence in Schools

Reblogged from Alfred University

Why Do Shootings Occur?

Students say revenge is clearly the major reason for school shootings.

Respondents were asked to rate 16 possible reasons for school shootings on a 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) scale. Their answers are as follows:

Rank Reason % Agreeing
1 They want to get back at those who have hurt them. 87
2 Other kids pick on them, make fun or them, or bully them. 86
3 They don’t value life. 62
4 They have been victims of physical abuse at home. 61

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