These are the documents that I have as of this posting. If you have any that you feel will enhance, add to the discussion, please feel free to let me know and I will add it to this list.
From Charles J. Whitman atop the University of Texas Tower, to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold marching into Columbine High School to Seung-Hui Cho chaining a lecture hall’s doors shut before opening fire at Virginia Tech, school shootings have provided some of the most memorably grim scenes of American life in recent decades. Every incident is followed not only by a wave of pain and outrage, but by a resurgence of questions about guns and mental illness and their role in the country’s history.
Of course, not all violence in schools involves guns — in the deadliest attack ever, in Maine in 1927, a school board official blew up a school, killing 44 — and the vast majority of incidents involve individual victims. But the shock of mass killings can mean they have wider effects. The Columbine shootings in particular, which left a total of 15 dead, including the killers, led to a wave of new safety measures in schools, including so-called zero tolerance policies for remarks or actions that could suggest a threat of violence.
After the shootings at Virginia Tech, in which Mr. Cho killed 32 students and teachers before killing himself, steps were taken to close a loophole that had allowed him to purchase firearms despite having been declared a danger to himself and others by a judge. But an effort backed by families of Virginia Tech victims to close another loophole that allows firearms to be purchased at gun shows without the background checks that are required in a store failed in the Virginia Legislature.
I could go on and on and on. Just a little of what you can find on gun violence and not only here but anywhere in the world. Senseless, murder and no gun rules, except those in the Constitution. And believe me our founding fathers did not imagine carrying around semi-automatic weapons. They talked about defending our country.
A 15-year-old student at a Brownsville middle school was shot and killed by police officers on Wednesday after he displayed a gun in the school’s main hallway, the authorities said.January 05, 2012, Thursday
Florida A&M’s trustees decided not to suspend the university’s president, James. H. Ammons, until the end of an investigation into the death of a marching band member, possibly by hazing.December 20, 2011, Tuesday
Norman Redlich, a quiet luminary of the New York legal community who pioneered the pro bono defense of indigent death row inmates and who, as a staff member of the Warren Commission, helped develop the so-called single-bullet theory to explain how President John F. Kennedy was killed by a lone gunman, died Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 85. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, his family said.June 11, 2011, Saturday
Shanterrica Madden stands accused of killing her roommate, Tina Stewart, who played basketball at Middle Tennessee State.There are no answers, just a world of sorrow.May 30, 2011, Monday
To the consternation of her Republican allies, the governor of Arizona vetoed two absurd bills.April 20, 2011, Wednesday
The governor also rejected a controversial bill that would have required presidential candidates to produce proof of citizenship.April 19, 2011, Tuesday
Even in the wake of the Virginia Tech murders, experts say institutions and employers are seldom set up to handle such potential threats.January 11, 2011, Tuesday
The police in Beijing are recruiting parents to help stand guard at schools because of several horrific attacks on schoolchildren in China.May 26, 2010, Wednesday
Vice President Xi Jinping is urging Communist Party officials to rid their speeches and documents of “empty words” and political jargon, according to the state news agency.May 14, 2010, Friday
Seven children and two adults were hacked to death at a kindergarten in the latest attack in a Chinese school.May 13, 2010, Thursday
As people on the Web and in newspapers agonized over whether their society was blowing its lid, the government was putting emphasis on preventing the steam from escaping at all.May 01, 2010, Saturday
The attack, which critically injuring at least five children, was the second mass stabbing of young students in two days, and the third in less than a month.April 30, 2010, Friday
Fifteen children and a teacher in a Guangdong Province primary school were stabbed on Wednesday by an unidentified man in his 40s.April 29, 2010, Thursday
Lawmakers should listen to gun victims, not lobbyists, and close the loophole that allows a gun to be bought at a gun show without a background check.April 27, 2010, Tuesday
Eleven years after the Columbine school massacre, Congress has failed to close the gun show loophole that made that carnage possible.April 18, 2010, Sunday
Seung-Hui Cho, the gunman who went on a killing spree at Virginia Tech, was interviewed by university health officials before his attack and was not admitted for treatment.August 20, 2009, Thursday
An 18-year-old student armed with an ax, knives and Molotov cocktails wounded eight fellow students and a teacher at his high school in the Bavarian town of Ansbach on Thursday, the German police said. The police arrived at the scene minutes after the rampage began, opening fire on the attacker, who was not identified, and arresting him. The episode was the second attack at a German school in less than a year. In March, a 17-year-old gunman killed 15 people, most of them female students, in a t...September 18, 2009, Friday
The press is still very color conscious in the way it covers murder. This double-standard says volumes about whose lives are considered to have value in this society and whose are not.May 12, 2009, Tuesday
One of Iraq’s most prestigious universities was closed temporarily because of a student gang accused of murdering and raping students and professors.October 20, 2009, Tuesday
The police arrested a student they said had confessed to posting on the Internet a grisly video of two young men apparently being executed in front of a Nazi flag. The student, who the authorities said had turned himself in, was in custody in the southwestern city of Maikop and under investigation for inciting racial hatred. The police said that it did not appear that he was involved in making the video or the gruesome acts it showed. The video, which includes images of a man being beheaded, b...August 16, 2007, Thursday
A handwritten journal detailed a planned terrorist attack on a Suffolk County high school with a “hit list” of specific students.July 14, 2007, Saturday
Only a lunatic could seriously believe that more guns in more homes is good for America’s children.April 26, 2007, Thursday