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May 15 2006

Often violent pupils motivate the teachers themselves. At least, thanks to the efforts of students to think seriously not only on philosophical questions of life as an example of literary works, but on more topical issues. In particular, one would not hurt to kill.

Think about it and express their thoughts on paper offered the teacher a U.S. high schools to their students. The date when the job sounded so unusual, apparently, was not chosen by accident - April 21.

April 20, 1999 in America remember the year. Capturing the school , which killed 13 people, 23 were injured, fired on the American public a strong impression. Themselves at school, apparently, too: each year, usually on the eve of the anniversary events of April 20, 1999 revealed new plans to take over American schools.

In Alabama, for example, in March this year two students were arrested on suspicion of preparing for an armed seizure of the example of "Columbine." For this reason, several students were detained in April in Missouri. In Alaska, of the police were about a dozen seventh graders. In Washington, three teenagers, aged 12, 13 and 14 years had planned on April 20 to shoot his classmates.

Teenagers, a bloody massacre in high school, "Columbine" on the eve of the new millennium, hoping that this event will be the prelude to a real revolution. Their video diaries are still in a closed access - the authorities are afraid to betray them public: in the country and so there is a true "syndrome Columbine."

Just a year after the events of about 70% of Americans reported that the shooting could happen anywhere, and does not prevent a repetition of the drama.

It is unlikely that the closure of the plant, which produced the famous rifle Winchester - living legends of American gunsmiths - in March this year, any impact on the number of "barrels" that are in the hands of U.S. citizens. Including a teen, doomed to study in schools in which at any moment can break out firing.

On the ill-fated essay, which also invited to present how should kill the victim, became known only after the father of one of the students asked for clarification from the Director of educational institution. As a result, the teacher was forced to admit guilt and apologize for the "terrible mistake".

The question of what prompted him to turn to a similar topic - personal motivation, the spirit of experimentation or public debt, remains unknown.

School siege "Columbine was one of the bloodiest episodes in U.S. history , and every time after another shootout in any American high school raises the issue of limiting the spread of firearms, including among adolescents.


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