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Embee

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#1 7 years ago
Al JazeeraA Brazilian gunman fatally shot 11 children at a Rio de Janeiro public school before he himself was killed, police said, shocking the South American nation that has never seen such an incident before. It was not clear whether the gunman, who is believed to be a former student at the school, shot himself or was killed by police. At least 18 other people, mostly students, were wounded in Thursday's shooting spree at the school for children aged 10 to 15. At least four were in grave condition, a health official said.

Children gunned down in Rio killing spree - Americas - Al Jazeera English The act is associated with a drug gang war, where different gangs control different places in Rio de Janeiro. I do not get these people, why shoot children if you're part of a gang ? If you have quarrels with each other, work it out between yourselves, not 10-15 y/o children.




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#2 7 years ago

I'm not sure if it appears to be gang related though. From what I read on other sites such as this this one, it seems like another guy went off his rocker and had a total break with society as we've seen with school shootings elsewhere.




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#3 7 years ago

Yeah, could be.

I suggest police should be put on every, EVERY school, from middle to high school to universities to atleast demotivate potential psychopaths. Either that, or a vigilante group specially educated for such things. The school could be a better place then.

However, another question arises: how can an agent, police or vigilante, recognize a murderer ?




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#4 7 years ago

That's sad. I doubt that added security is realistic though. School shootings are very rare, to protect every school from a potential shooting would cost a lot of money. Arming the teachers and giving them some training is probably the only realistic solution, but considering how teachers have to deal with annoying kids on a daily basis it might not be such a great idea to distribute weapons to all of them.




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#5 7 years ago
MrFancypants;5489227 Arming the teachers and giving them some training is probably the only realistic solution, but considering how teachers have to deal with annoying kids on a daily basis it might not be such a great idea to distribute weapons to all of them.

then the teachers would shoot the kids...


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#6 7 years ago

You can't effectively guard against everything. If you put a policeman there with a gun anyone who can tie their own shoes will just start with the policeman.




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#7 7 years ago

There was a cop or two stationed at my high school, to deal with issues that come up when you have over 2,000 adolescents from varying socioeconomic backgrounds mingling in the same place. I'd still feel safer being in some of my other teacher's classrooms (rather than with the police) if shit would have gone down, especially if those teachers had firearms.

I'm thinking, in places where it's legal for adults to have firearms, to maybe offer an abridged form of police training to teachers that meet the requirements you feel are necessary(read: teachers not likely to use a gun on students/other teachers, teachers likely to not misplace a gun or have it stolen by students, teachers who can hit what they're aiming at)?




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#8 7 years ago

Embee;5488996Yeah, could be.

I suggest police should be put on every, EVERY school, from middle to high school to universities to atleast demotivate potential psychopaths. Either that, or a vigilante group specially educated for such things. The school could be a better place then.

However, another question arises: how can an agent, police or vigilante, recognize a murderer ?

Problem is, to de-motivate a psychopath you need to know how they think, and they all have their own strange fantasies which only need to make sense to them. Sure you can do it, but you'd need a lot of training in psychology and criminal psychology to do it. Something most police forces around the world lack.

Arming the teachers isn't really logical, school shootings aren't that major anyway (in terms of how often they happen). I bet they would be a lot higher if we handed guns out to everyone.




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#9 7 years ago

People get shot and killed in poor drug-ravaged parts of the world. Sad, but not very stimulating.




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#10 7 years ago
Authuran;5490003People get shot and killed in poor drug-ravaged parts of the world. Sad, but not very stimulating.

You do realize you just described a good portion of America with that?

Here's a lesser known fact: With the 5% of the population, the United States consumes 65% of the world's illegal drugs.

USA: The World's Drug Addict | ISKCON News

As for why shoot children? Probably something to do with forcing the sensation of loss on those still alive. People kill people, and those who die, have no more suffering. Their troubles are over. However, if the truly malicious want to cause lasting misery, they take from them, that which they love and cherish. A punishment worse than their own deaths. Their families.

Or it could be gangs, who knows.




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