School Shootings

American Voiceseducation ISSUE 33•21 Jun 3, 1998

On May 21, Springfield, OR, 15-year-old Kip Kinkel opened fire in his high-school, killing two students and wounding 22 others. What do you think about the recent rash of school shootings?

  • “I have no idea what would drive a young person like Kip Kinkel to hate and kill. Unless, of course, it's his fruity-ass name.”

    Benjamin Reed –
    Optometrist

  • “Something must be done: Our white kids are dying.”

    Stephanie Piersall –
    Systems Analyst

  • “What 15-year-old doesn't dream of taking out his whole class? And who are we to tell a child not to pursue his dreams?”

    Darrell Oliver –
    Cartographer

  • “It's obvious that what America needs today is Jim Belushi as The Principal.”

    Greg Goff –
    Waiter

  • “These kids should settle their differences with a heart-to-heart teen rap session.”

    Kendra Schmidt –
    Guidance Counselor

  • “Kids shooting kids with rifles? What has this world come to? A snub-nose .45 offers much better stopping power.”

    Stephen Loring –
    Graphic Designer