In the ten years since the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings have become an alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent psychologist Peter Langman argues here that psychological causes are responsible.
Columbine Memorial: On April 20, 1999, the nation was again struck by tragedy when twelve students and one teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., were gunned down. The two shooters then committed suicide. The Columbine Memorial, which opened in 2007, serves as a tranquil and beautiful tribute to the lives lost and the survivors of the massacre.
Colorado ~ The Columbine High School Shooting ~ April 20, 1999. Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a shooting spree which killed 12 students and 1 teacher. Twenty-one students were injured, and 3 others who were attempting to escape the school. The pair then committed suicide. | The crosses were taken down after the new Memorial was dedicated in 2007.