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    Stopping Mass Murder, Part 2

    Last week’s blog gave an overview of the problem of mass murder and school shootings. This week I’ll focus on school shootings and the main underlying cause which is bullying. Bullying is a wide subject, because it encompasses a lot more than most people realize. It’s actually a subcategory of conflict, both mental and physical, that is found in the bully. Stopping school shootings requires a two-pronged response of working with the bully and working with their victims. It is the victims that turn out to be school shooters. Bullying comes in many forms found in four main categories: verbal; physical; psychological; and cyberbullying. Most people usually think of the…

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    How to Stop Mass Murder

    Mass murder here is defined as being committed by just one or two persons, as in the case of Columbine, Colorado, where 18 students were killed by two boys. It excludes such events as the Boston massacre and others. Primarily, the focus is on school shootings. Most of these shootings occur in the United States, but they are found in Taiwan, Israel, Yemen, the Philippines, China, New Zealand and other countries. The first one occurred on October 19, 1923, at the Waikato School in New Zealand. The attempts to stop the killings have included stricter gun laws, putting metal detectors at entrances to schools, putting armed officers inside the schools,…