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Jose Alaniz 1487490 Intro to Social Psychology April 19, 2017 The Effect of Media Violence on School Violence There is no questioning that in today's school system, one of the major issues is, and always has been, school violence. Which can range from a brawl amongst students, to more tragic events, for example, school shootings. Many of us have witnessed a fight in middle school or high school. Which usually has no permanent effects. But school shootings usually have a different outcome, on January 4, 2012, in my hometown of Brownsville, Texas, a student from Cummings middle school was shot and killed after running around the school with a gun, which was later identified to be a pellet gun. As we try to understand why students commit these acts of violence, we have no option but to put some of the blame on the media violence. Media violence is the portraying of aggression and violence through any sort of media platforms. In the past, most people have blamed video games such as Grand Theft Auto. However, today, the most
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