The shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007 that claimed 32 victims revealed problems within the roots of society. It is one of the many such incidents that have taken place this year and shows the lack of interest of the authorities to monitor the crime aimed at school staff and faculty.
Involvement in gangs, shootings, thefts and robberies etc. are common criminal acts. (Almond, 2008)
One of the most practiced crimes in school shooting with handguns. This act is done mostly by the people who are mentally disabled, expelled students or a faculty who have been kicked out of school for certain reason or people who hold a grudge against other students. The profound reason behind these incidents is vengeance and it is occasionally found that the perpetrator (shooter) is killed in the incident. There are lots of cases that can be used to discuss the issue regarding crimes in schools. (Almond, 2008)
The shootings Virginia Tech School on April 16, 2007 where the death toll was about 33 civilians is one of these incidents. A mentally retarded student got hold of guns and shot people that crossed his path. Many of the victims were students that were shot dead in their dorms and class rooms. There were two separate shooting attacks in campus at Blacksburg. The first attack took place in dormitory were two students were shot dead and after that another attack took place in a classroom building across campus which killed another 31 students. ...