When young people are in distress about their lives or relationships, why do they resort to murder?
No one seems to know the answer to this question. The topics of bullying, violence in the media, absence of a moral compass, lack of role models, divorce, and availability of weapons are on the top of the lists on why teens kill. Your child doesn't get up the morning after you tell them you are getting divorced, go to school, and shoot people. The reasons are multifaceted, developing over years.
What can you do? Talk to your children. Communicate with them about anything you can, let them know that you care and that you are interested in them. Tell them how you feel about what is going on in the world, ask for their opinion, validate their feelings.
Is this going to solve the problems? No, but it could be a start, a small start could be all it takes.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." --Lao-tzu