The Cat

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Submitted By ehijie1
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Ehijie Ine 9/10/13
Nazareth Regional High School College Comp Hitting the brakes or Accereration: 19 minutes In the novel 19 minutes, Peter Houghton, a young man from Sterling, Ne Hampshire, commited a school shooting in which he killed ten students and wounded a lot of other people. However, this particular shooting was targeted toward certain students in the school which means that these murders were premeditated and was caused by mutiple things. The main reason why was because he was tired of being bullied. Peter had been getting bullied since he was in kindagarden. This lead Peter closer and closer to the school shooting because he was tired of being humiliated and embarassed by everybody. This had a negative impact on Peter because it made him feel like he was alone as if he was a different species other than human. He felt isolated and held in his anger until the day of the shooting when he would release it. Another force that led Peter to commit the school shooting was the loss of Josie Comier as a friend. Josie was the only real friend that Peter ever had. He wold talk to her about anything and they would always have a good time. Josie made Peter feel like there was at leat one person on earth who accepted him for who he was. During the first year of High school, Josie and Peter grew apart. Josie no longer wanted wanted to hang out with Peter because she was afraid of how other people in the school might have looked at her if she did so. This led Peter closer and closer to commiting the school shooting because now he had nothing to lose. Before, he had Josie to look forward to everyday and brighten his life but now that she was gone he no longer had a reason to hold in the anger that was built up in the years of him getting bullied. This had a negative impact on Peter because it made him feel empty that he no longer…...

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