eric michael johnson

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“It is not an incidental fact that these shootings occurred at schools, rather than at some other location. Notwithstanding research findings suggesting that most schools do not experience serious forms of violence, the school day itself can present certain issues and risks. Not only do children congregate in large numbers while at school, thereby creating occasions for conflict, but the school setting can sometimes breed feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, fear, hostility, rejection, and boredom. For some vengeful or alienated children, school can represent an ideal place, both logistically and symbolically, for getting even or settling a score.”

(Source: The Will to Kill by Jack Levin and James Alan Fox)

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90’s School Shooters:

14-year-old Barry Loukaitis (1996)

16- year-old Evan Ramsey (1997)

16-year-old Luke Woodham (1997)

14-year-old Michael Carneal (1997)

13-year-old Mitchell Johnson and 11-year-old Andrew Golden (1998)

15-year-old Kip Kinkel (1998)

18-year-old Eric Harris and 17-year-old Dylan Klebold (1999) 

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Multimedia piece on the Bellevue Homeless Shelter NYC.