Archive for February, 2008

I hate to hear the news on gun violence in US schools again.

Although am not staying in US, but this on-going gun shootings really annoys me. Take a look at the history of gun violence in US schools below (extracted from BBC news website):


The BBC News website charts the history of gun violence in US schools.

  • October 2007: A teenage gunman reportedly shoots and wounds five people at a high school in Cleveland, Ohio, before killing himself.
  • April 2007: At least 32 people are killed in two shooting incidents in the campus of Virginia Tech university in Virginia.
  • October 2006: A 32-year-old gunman shoots dead at least five girls at an Amish school in Pennsylvania, before killing himself
  • September 2006: Gunman in Colorado shoots and fatally wounds a teenage schoolgirl, then kills himself; two days later a teenager kills the headteacher of a school in Cazenovia, Wisconsin
  • November 2005: Student in Tennessee shoots dead an assistant principal and wounds two other administrators
  • March 2005: Minnesota schoolboy kills nine, then shoots himself
  • May 2004: Four people injured in shooting at a school in Maryland
  • April 2003: Teenager shoots dead head-teacher at a Pennsylvania school, then kills himself  
  • March 2001: Pupil opens fire at a school in California, killing two students
  • February 2000: Six-year-old girl shot dead by classmate in Michigan
  • November 1999: Thirteen-year-old girl shot dead by a classmate in New Mexico
  • May 1999: Student injures six pupils in shoot-out in Georgia
  • April 1999: Two teenagers shoot dead 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves at Columbine School in Colorado
  • June 1998: Two adults hurt in shooting by teenage student at high school in Virginiat
  • May 1998: Fifteen-year-old boy shoots himself in the head after taking a girl hostage
  • May 1998: Fifteen-year-old shoots dead two students in school cafeteria in Oregon
  • April 1998: Fourteen-year-old shoots dead a teacher and wounds two students in Pennsylvania
  • March 1998: Two boys, 11 and 13, kill four girls and a teacher in Arkansas
  • December 1997: Fourteen-year-old boy kills three students in Kentucky
  • October 1997: Sixteen-year-old boy stabs mother, then shoots dead two students at school in Mississippi, injuring several others. 

Plus the recent gun violence in NIU really triggers my nerves and anger.

I just wonder what wrong with our society now.

What had happened to all these school children now a day, unable to control their emotion (EQ) and stress level?

All these are innocent kids & children. Why such a sad tragedy happened on them?

Do welcome to write your comment, thought and suggestion on how to stop the US School shootings. One of my US friend is going to compile all these good suggestions and submit a proposal to US on how to stop this tradegy.

If you would like to send your prayer to those suffer from the tradegy, you may send your prayer here. Thank You. 

 God bless! Take good care of your children and family.



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