Another group read about the shooting in an article that suggested the proposal to ban large-capacity magazines, which acted to advocate that shootings could stem from a societal problem rather than an individual problem. Participants were then all asked to fill out a questionnaire asking about their views on gun control and whether they thought there should be restrictions on high-capacity magazines.
Cyberbullying has changed the effect of bullying in another way. in the modern era a bully can also do so on Facebook and Twitter for the world to see.
Once something is on the Internet, it cannot truly be removed, further enhancing the torment.
Despite the fact that the article exposed the readers to both the mental illness of the shooter, and the fact that the shooter used high-capacity magazines, participants advocated more for gun restrictions on people with mental illness rather than bans on high-capacity magazines.
This suggests that people believe mental illness is the culprit for school shootings in lieu of the accessibility of guns or other environmental factors.
School shootings receive extensive media coverage and are frequent in the US (see list below).