Peshawar school annihilation, terrorist attack in which seven profoundly armed Taliban fighters stormed an army-run primary and secondary school in Peshawar Pakistan, on December 16, 2014, murdering 150 people, of whom at least 134 were students.
Shooting on School
At the time of the incident, the Army Public School held more than 1,000 staff members and students; many of the adherents were children of military corps. The terrorists began their attack in mid-morning when they accessed the large by elevated a wall. According to some posts, they attacked their own vehicle to create a tremor for school guards. Entering the main assembly hall, where a large group of students was taking a lesson in first aid, they proceeded to shoot at random. The attackers, who were booster with them went to the classrooms, where they focused their fire on teachers and older children. According to official sources, they desired only to kill and made no attempt to take the hook.
Commandos from the Special Services Group of Pakistan at some point and at length succeeded in cornering the attackers, all of whom were wearing suicide vests lined with explosives. The traducer died in the confrontation, and some of the soldiers were injured by shrapnel from the vests. The attack was estimated to have lasted about eight hours. Even as it continued, alarmed parents gathered at the gates of the school compound. According to various reports, 150 people were killed by the gunmen, and more than 100 were injured.
Although school shootings have a long history in the United States, the 1990s were an endpoint, with high-profile occurrences in such cities as Pearl, Mississippi (1997); West Ph, Kentucky (1997); Springfield, Oregon (1998); and Jonesboro, Arkansas (1998). However, it was the in Littleton, Colorado, in 1999 that brought particular urgency to the issue. In that attack, two students—Eric Hand Dylan Klebold—killed 13 people before taking their own lives. The shootings garnered massive media attention and a national debate on gun violence. , some schools began taking extra security prevention.
Although such efforts, school shootings continued, with multiple attacks taking place each year. In 2007 there were about 10 such shootings, the most memorable of which occurred where 32 people were killed before the sniper, Cho Seung-Hui took his own life. Later high-profile attacks included connected, where a 20-year-old killed 27 people before committing suicide; shortly before the attack, he had also killed his mother in their home. The shooting associated particular attention due to the age of the prey: 20 of those killed were 6–7 years old.
Risk factors for school shooters
Given the vogue of such shootings, many journalistic and scholarly surveys focused on identifying the major risk factors for becoming a school shooter. Most studies logical extreme social rejection as a key risk factor. Social rejection, perpetrated by peers, often included rejection. The bullying took numerous forms, both verbal and physical, and was heavily illustrated by actions and words meant to humiliate the victim. Other research-identified risk factors included the opportunity of guns and of violent media (especially violent video games, but also violent music, television shows, .
Significantly, a more recently identified risk of would-be school shooters was bullying and social rejection that challenged boys’ masculinity, particularly in the form of Another masculinity-driven taunting of boys who became shooters included unkind their physical bodies with labels such as lean, little, short, fat, skinny, chubby, or small.
Shooters were often the most cowed male members in the school, and the primary bullies of future school shooters were often the most popular male youths in the school, typically the male players and “classy.” Thus, when the bullying victims became shooters, they often attacked the popular males who bullied them. However, the firing party were also likely to attack others with low status in the school
In addition, it was noted that some of the shooting parties suffered from psychological problems. In the case of Newtown’s, medical experts had diagnosed him with various psychiatric disorders, but they had largely been untreated. Cho also had a historian 2005, two years before his attack at Virginia, a court had found him to be a danger to himself
The majority of school shootings are committed by white middle-class males living in suburban or rural areas. In attempting to explain this phenomenon, some researchers argued
Research on the mostly or exclusively white where the white male middle-class school shooters crash painted a very different picture. Parents and school staff in these areas indicated that they offered little or no opportunity either to stop the intense blustering or to help the victims process the emotions and identify strategies for responding.
Because the boys were sometimes humble to report these violations of their virility, parents and school staff were often ignorant of or ignored, the daily desperation, humiliating, and taunting embedded in the school and where the white school shooters lived
Thus, some future school shooters were left to impel on their own how to contract their feelings of intense rejection and relating to their social standing in their schools and among their peers—they were on their own in packing their sense of self in the their often extreme physical and literal bullying and severe personal putdown
Research on media representations of school shootings recommended that in the case of white rural school shootings, newspaper articles were written in a manner more likely to foster sympathy for the shooters. In the case of Klebold and Harris, the shooters at Columbine, they were often portrayed as bullied youths who were victims of a society flush with violence.