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Shooting at Finnish school. by johnnythemonkey on 23 September 2008 10:42am
 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7630969.stm

Details are still sketchy. Sad.
 
Re: Shooting at Finnish school. by ev on 23 September 2008 10:50am
 
Violent crime in Australia has actually gone up since people had their guns taken away from them.

Cos I know where this is going.. ban guns, bla bla.. and I DO hate guns, but sorry it's just a fact.

Crazy bastards get hold of guns easily anyway, even if they are banned.
 
Re: Shooting at Finnish school. by ev on 23 September 2008 10:51am
 
But yes you're right, Johnny, it is sad.
 
Re: Shooting at Finnish school. by suzulu on 23 September 2008 12:25pm
 
Dreadful - so much of it these days!
 
Re: Shooting at Finnish school. by peripatetically on 23 September 2008 1:23pm
 
Worldwide, not just in the US.
 
Re: Shooting at Finnish school. by bIG bLOGGER on 23 September 2008 4:14pm
 
The solution is probably to ban all schools.
 
Re: Shooting at Finnish school. by elina on 23 September 2008 4:24pm
 
Another one in Finland in 12 months. I am shocked. And angry: gun laws here are obviously too loose. And the government doesn't give enough money to treat young people's mental problems.

I guess everyone saw it coming again, this shooting was basically a copycat from the shooting in November.

And both gunmen were about same age than me: what do they actually know about the world's ruthlessness and coldness and badness, 'cause I certainly can't understand all of it?
 
Re: Shooting at Finnish school. by MMMmmm... on 23 September 2008 6:07pm
 
Wow. That is so sad. I have a hard time understanding why the police officer didn't take the gun away after the "You die next" quote in the video. Not a good sign. I still agree with John Lennon - love is the answer. If all people felt truly, contentedly unconditionally loved for who they are, it would ultimately cure most human ills.
 
Re: Shooting at Finnish school. by canaveralgumby on 23 September 2008 6:15pm
 
I have the overly-simplistic belief that most of these incidents happen because someone couldn't take being bullied any longer. And that's something which is usually going on for a long time, detectable by the people around, and avoidable if the issue is addressed. So often it is not. It is dismissed as "Bullying is just part of life, get used to it." Bullying should not be accepted. It should be taught AGAINST, in school/"institutionally" and from a young age.
 
Re: Shooting at Finnish school. by tucsonmike on 24 September 2008 2:23am
 
Another sad story of a school being shot up. Where does it end? Does it end?
 
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