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Old January 28, 2013, 11:10 AM   #177
ScottRiqui
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I don't know when you were a kid, but there have been a metric ass-load of school shootings in the U.S. over the years:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._United_States

Columbine may have been the one with the most fatalities at a high school up to that point, but that's just a matter of scale - it wasn't fundamentally "new" or "unique".

Columbine probably sticks in our mind more for the news coverage than any other reason, since it happened in the era of the 24-hour news cycle AND the World Wide Web.
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