My town Aarhus was the center of the only school shooting in Denmark. A disgrunted eternaty student faced pressure as Denmark was putting pace on the progress of students so they either graduated or dropped out.
Today young people are put under pressure as never before by the state forcing them to finish their studies faster then ever in the entire history of Denmark. The result has been a boom in the number of young Danes suffering from depression and other mental issues. Also the drug use is on the raise after the Universities and other schools tried to lower the consumption of alcohol among the students.
In my mind it is sadly only a question of time before we see the next school shooting in Denmark.
As for the United States, it is a different matter. I am so happy that I way back turned my fathers offer down about studying a year in the United States. If I had taken him up on his offer, I might not have been alive today. I turned him down due to the alcohol consumption laws in the United States. Here I was allowed to drink alcohol legally, which was not the case over there. I saw no benefit in a year of social isolation, which is what happen in Denmark when you as teenager do not drink alcohol. Many who does not drink alcohol ends up becoming crazy and extreme. Some have traveled down to Syria and joined fighting for ISIS, just because they did not want to socialize and drink beers like we do.
Anyhow now I read that the latest school shooter in Florida was adopted. Maybe he was a victim of human trafficing. In Denmark we have stopped adopting children from Africa because it was a dirty business with poor parents being paid off and lied to.
I also saw that the brother of the shooter was put in some kind of teenager asylum where they will electroshock him and put him in straitjacket just because he happened to be brother to a criminal. How the woman who took over when the adoptive mother died can cash the estate in. Maybe there is a motive there. This woman might have pushed both young men too far into crime for one and into lobotomy over time for the other.
Let me be clear. There is no excuse for this terrible crime. People always have a choice. In Denmark I suggest students facing a tough time and the pressure of studying to drop out. Drop your career and become nursing assistant (SOSU) instead. Party and enjoy life. Look at how the state treated our parents generation. Higher pension age and no early retirement. Do not work hard falling into the same trap.
How can the schools be more secure?
Hire guards! Teachers should not carry guns. They should teach students. In Denmark victims are not armed. Anyone can shoot us down and sometime it happens when innocent people are caught in the crossfire in the gang wars. It comes with the territory if you choose to live in Denmark, but it does not happen to a lot of people and then if it should happen you are spared from living a full life paying more then 50 percent of your income in taxes and you are spared a stay in a public retirement home where they force you to use a diaper twice for number one to save money.
It is sad for the families who have lost someone they cared for. I hope that they analyze the reasons for this tragedy and remove some of the causes and there are more than gun-control to take care of in this case.