Well DB's got it down.
WTF can't those in power get a clue? Oh yeah.... because of what DB just said. Never mind.
Then what follows is the solution. Which of course isn't an easy one, as it requires some detailed study into these situations. But one main thing is the solution must be majority-social in it's effect, not authoritive.
Things need to change inside schools. How the teachers treat the students, what is permitted within the schools when it comes to bullying, isolationalism, factions amongst students.
Teachers and other employees of the school must learn how to notice these things, know when kids are pulling away. Sure, people will say they're teachers, not therapists.... but their very job is a slight bit therapy and work with the mind.... they're teaching. They're Teachers. It's an important position, and while the government may not pay teachers enough to actually care in the US, or elsewhere, their position is right up there with parenting for most of the day.
Start treating the students and teachers themselves as human beings, bring some friggin socializing back between the two. The teachers need to give a damn, and they need to appear as though when there is a problem, they are open for talking about it and getting help.
And the students need to learn that what they go through in life isn't just isolated to themselves, but that doesn't trivialize what they are going through. They have to have people around them who actually care about their problems and willing to help them with their problems, rather then unloading medications and Px's at them, telling them something is wrong with them, not others.
Of course all these shooters had mental illnesses.... apparently by todays' standards, we all have mental illnesses. Heck.... they got a pill out there for just about anything somone like a parent or teach just can't be bothered to deal with.
And there's another big problem right there ^ not dealing with the problems and just masking them will pills.
Why? Because it's easier and someone gets a load of profit from it. But they cause more problems then they solve, because everybody is taking Px's for granted.
Now today apparently Depression is a disease... when in the past, it ment something in life was pissing you off and you needed to fix it. Now nothing in life is wrong, except yourself.... you're supposed to accept how life is and the reason why you don't enjoy it, is because you have a disease in your head.
So you take all these pills to make you think you're happy, when after about a year on anti-depressants, you realize you're still not happy, all those problems are still around you, nothing has changed, except now you got pills that make you forget about the problems. They continue to get worse, and so do you.
In the end, you eventually stop taking the drugs (rather then work yourself off them) then the side effects occur, you get major headaches, migraines, you can't sleep at night anymore.... then your thinking begins to get a little wonky.....
....You then become further depressed that you can only seem to have a normal life with pills. The kids in school are still the same pile of **** puckers they always were, you're life is now even worse then before because of the medications, and you already know that your parents and doctors won't listen to you, and would only give you a different medication to try, besides the one you're on now.
You then become jellious of other's whom seem to have the perfect life, you begin to hate the idiots who treat you like hell in school, those who always ignored you, while you had feelings for them..... and after a few years......
You blow up and decide to take everyone with you.
Yeah, there's a mental condition involved in many of these shootings, but it's being diagnosed all wrong.
Why? Because the pharmaceutical companies would lose out on all that money..... and besides, they gotta keep the image up that they were the good guys giving them these drugs.... because they had a disease.
Nobody had these friggin diseases back in the 50's, 60's and the like.... nobody was going around like a hobby, shooting everybody in the schools they went to (In the 60's they had the National Guard to do that)