Thursday, November 8, 2007

Gunman kills eight at high school in Finland

Yesterday, eight people were killed in southern Finland when a student went on a shooting rampage and killed 7 students and a principal. The gunman, who turned the gun on himself, died later at a hosital in the capital, Helsinki. Just like Virginia Tech, an incident like this is sure to bring up the international debate over gun control. However, with this shooting, as well as all of the other tragedies like it, gun control is not the main issue here. Often, the students who do such terribe things suffer for years from bullying and harassment. If we want to work together as a society to prevent such things from happening, the best thing we can do is work to stop harassment in schools. If everyone is happy and can have a right to a peaceful education, school violence can be reined in.

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