Tragic? Yes. Shocking? Nope
Give it 3 months and there will be another similar thread to this
Europe, Australia etc probably has a similar percentage of mental kids, who didn't get enough hugs as a child. They watch the same violent films, play the same violent games.
The only difference is that in America, guns are far more easily accessible. Be that legally, or illegally.
But guns aren't the problem here are they? :/
Until something is done about gun ownership/gun control then this will keep on happening, and happening.
1996, there was a primary (elementary) school shooting here. Handguns were banned. Not happened since