School Shootings and Possible Causes

Every time there is a school shooting, I am asked by at least three people “what leads to that type of thing?” or “why would someone do that?”.  I tend to try and say something along the lines of “it is hard to say”, but since they know I am a social worker with a private practice the person often expects an answer with more substance.

The truth of the matter is that there are any number of reasons that a school shooting may occur.  It is easy to blame to most obvious causes for childhood distress such as, problems with school and/or teachers or the go to catch-all of mental illness? Of course it can be any number of other factors, but it is prudent to look at these and one other as possible causes….

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