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The shooting of two students at a Roswell middle school last week, allegedly by a schoolmate, underscored just how vulnerable children have become in an era of seemingly rampant gun violence.
It was a reminder, as well, that increasingly violence too often turns out to be the handiwork of children themselves.
In its recent chronicle of multiple deaths in 2013 due to gun violence, the respected blog, “Gawker,” noted that one of the earliest such incidents occurred in Albuquerque on Jan. 16, when a 15-year-old boy allegedly used a semi-automatic weapon to kill his entire family — father and mother, 9 year-old brother and two sisters, ages 5 and 2.
Last October a 14-year-old Massachusetts boy was charged with shooting and killing his teacher.
Two weeks later a Nevada boy, 12 years of age, allegedly shot and killed his teacher before opening deadly fire on two other students, after which he shot himself. Much has been made of the fact that the Nevada massacre occurred almost one year to the day after a shooter killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
As Roswell Mayor Del Jurney has been reported as saying, “Crimes like this are occurring far too often across this nation.”
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