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Summary of Peter Langmans "WHY KIDS KILL: INSIDE THE MIND OF SCHOOL SHOOTERS"
In this text I want to sum up the contents of the book. I added additional information about disorders etc. from Wikipedia if necessary. As this is not an official text for school to be graded, quotes from Wikipedia and the book are not marked as such.
1 Preface. 2
2 1. chapter School Shooters Beyond The Sound Bite. 3
2.1 Grasping for Answers. 3
2.2 The Shooters. 4
3 Psychopathic Shooters. 5
3.1 2. chapter "I Am The Law" Two Psychopaths. 5
3.1.1 One Plus One Equals a Million. 5
3.1.2 Aspiring to Godhood. 6
22.214.171.124Paranoid Personality Traits. 7
126.96.36.199Antisocial Personality Traits. 7
188.8.131.52Narcissistic Personality Traits. 8
184.108.40.206Sadistic Personality Traits. 8
3.2 Psychopathic Shooters. 8
4 Psychotic Shooters. 8
4.1 3. chapter "A God of Sadness": A Schizotypical Youth. 8
4.1.1 An Enigmatic Killer. 9
220.127.116.11Avoidant Personality Traits. 9
18.104.22.168Schizotypical Personality Traits. 9
22.214.171.124dependent Personality Traits. 10
126.96.36.199Dylan's Reasons for Suicide and Homicide. 10
188.8.131.52Dylan and Charles Manson. 10
184.108.40.206A Schizotypical Shooter. 10
4.2 4. chapter "None of This Is Real": Four Schizophrenics. 10
4.2.1 "I think I' an Alien". 10
4.2.2 "I died Four Years Ago". 11
4.2.3 "God Damn These VOICES inside My Head!". 12
4.2.4 "Thanks to You, I die like Jesus". 12
4.2 Psychotic Shooters. 13
5 Traumatized Shooters. 13
5.1 "Every Man's Nightmare": Three Traumatized Children. 13
The case against psychiatric medication often is exaggerated beyond the available evidence. Most school shooters have not taken their medication for a long time before their shootings. Something else to consider is that teenagers who want to go on a rampage are often depressed. That's why they take medication. Calling medication the reason for school shootings is like saying that people have cancer because of their cancer medication. 99% of cancer medication users have cancer! It's jsut a wrong cause & reason thought.
Another factor is detachment from school and social life. Most school shooters had average to above average students. Most of them had stable social circles. They kept up their normal habits until the day of the shooting. Only 1 of the 10 shooters in the book was a "loner". Still, most of them felt unloved and unlovable.
A clear connection can be made between school shootings and depression: 9 out of 10 shooters in this book suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts! At first they often envied their peers, but later their envy turned .....