I just watched a Showtime Original Movie on school violence, Band Bang You're Dead . It was based on a play of the same name, the script of which can be downloaded in PDF format from BangBangYoureDead.com Both the movie and the play make some, IMHO silly correlations between video games and hunting with school violence, but at the core of it is apparently what an intense pressure cooker schools have become, with bullying at the center of it. Obviously, any kid that makes a bomb or steals and uses a gun is the problem. I guess the need to understand how things can get this far is more to the point. I'm 52, and I don't ever recall things being so bad in school that this would even be a remote possibility. Usually a bully got his come uppins in a field off campus after school, even if it took 2 or 3 guys to do it. Is it worse for kids these days? Or is there just no outlet or no escape from perceived impossible situations? Or have we as a society somehow raised a generation of kids that are so 'sensitized' that things we took for normal kids stuff when we were younger are now perceived to be so egregious that the response occasionally becomes fatal?