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Post Reply Looking back, what are your thoughts on the Columbine massacre?
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If they were sweating away in a sweatshop somewhere they'd be too busy to shoot anyone up
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I was in 8th grade at the time, and it definitely was a major event. We implemented a heck of a lot of new procedures at my school after that. Lots of people were pretty afraid.

During my sophomore year of high school there was a kid in my class who actually compiled a list of everyone he was planning to kill, and that he'd likely do it during graduation. He apparently showed it to a friend of his, but his friend did the right thing and told school officials about it.

It was pretty crazy because about half of my class got called into the office after that due to being on the list. I never really had anything to do with the guy myself though, so I never was. He ended up being expelled and I believe went to Juvy for a stint. Apparently he had some firearms in his possession as well, so the threat wasn't really idle.

The craziest thing though was two years later at my actual high school graduation. The level of security that got brought in due to the prior threat was pretty intense. We were all really on edge during the whole thing. Kind of soured the ceremony for a lot of people to be honest.

So at the day, due to the timing of it all I am kind of in agreement that the 24 hour news cycle likely didn't do anyone any good, and probably contributed (at least a little bit) towards motivating kids to some dark acts- including the one from my own school.
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Dylan Roof was more Savage
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Be careful who you piss off. You never know what could be going through that person's mind.


DITTO.

Especially in today's society where almost everyone gets offended by everything.
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thatgirl202 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Be careful who you piss off. You never know what could be going through that person's mind.


DITTO.

Especially in today's society where almost everyone gets offended by everything.


Exactly.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


thatgirl202 wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Be careful who you piss off. You never know what could be going through that person's mind.


DITTO.

Especially in today's society where almost everyone gets offended by everything.


Exactly.


This offends me...


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Sorry to hear it.
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thatgirl202 wrote:



I don't disagree but I don't agree either...blaming the media is like blaming rock music or violent video games for the kids' violent behavior.

From what I have seen, ISIS operates through the internet and through other clever methods like code messages via PlayStation or Xbox. If the media is at fault then the computers and video games are at fault too.

Morons will follow them one way or another.


You've made a valid argument, but video games and music are for entertainment and the news media is 'suppose to' be an information source. The same news media who picks and chooses what presidential candidates can be part of live debates. Journalistic standards are nearly dead in this country.
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brigand554 wrote:

Just a couple of nice white boys who wanted to celebrate Hitler's birthday. Is that so much to ask for?


I don't think Hitler's birthday really had anything to do with the massacre (nor would it make sense for it to).

deadscreen wrote:

yeah I forgot about the Hitler's birthday thing. maybe I shouldn't praise these guys


So they murder dozens of innocent children and teachers and scar many more for life. But what makes you think maybe you should hold back the applause is the fact it coincided with Hitler's birthday?
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