mass public shooting
The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took 17 innocent lives. Although this tragedy was one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history, researchers who study serial and mass murder say mass shootings are incredibly rare, and shooting incidents involving students have been declining since the 1990s.
Was the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Sunday morning a hate crime or an act of terrorism? Both, according to Gordana Rabrenovic, director of Northeastern’s Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, who characterized the attack as a “mass shooting that singled out a particular group of people.”