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Why Couldn't Schools Stop Student Violence? A Psychological Profile of a School Shooter and Prevention Strategies
Kan V. Chandras, David A. DeLambo, Sunil V. Chandras, and John Paul Eddy
Since the Columbine school shootings, American schools have been plagued by new attacks and threats. These incidences and the resulting unrest in our schools, both public and private, have been reported in the mass media (ABC News, April 29, 2003) highlighting the growing tendency of American students to engage in interpersonal violence. Violence is a problem not only in urban and suburban schools but also in rural schools, with more adolescents and children being both perpetrators and victims (Chandras, 1999).