After Pennsylvania school stabbing, authorities and community ask: 'Why?'
What I Happening?
A teenage boy allegedly rampaged with two kitchen knives at his high school in Pennsylvania.
What Are the Major Characters?
Alex Hribal, a 16 years old high school student who wielding two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school.
Why Is Crisis Happening?
The reason of being so violent and causing about 20 injured people is unknown. However, the attorney for 16-year-old Alex Hribal raised the specter that his client may have been bullied, that it looks like some kind of "bullying event" may have played a role.
Who Is Being Affected?
The reputation of school, the family, the 20 injured people, the area of PA, all high school in the US
Four Perspectives of Sociology
1.) Functionalism -Functionalism interprets each part of society in terms of how it contributes to the stability of the whole society.
2.) Conflict -Conflict theory emphasizes the role of coercion and power in producing social order.
3.) Symbolic Interactionist -This perspective relies on the symbolic meaning that people develop and rely upon in the process of social interaction.
4.) Feminist perspective - The feminist perspective views inequity in gender as central to all behavior and organization.
This school attack may make people think more about the safety of school environment. Knives are too hard to control in school. It is often used when doing an art craft. If the government decide to prohibit the use of knife in school. It will also be difficult for the function of some class es. I think what the government can do is simply care more about the emotion of students and watch out for the incidence happen between students.