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I am writing my research paper on the Columbine shooting and I cannot figure out a thesis. Any help? It has to be a three part thesis.

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Since you have to have a three part thesis, I am assuming you have some guidelines on what needs to be in the thesis. It sounds like your teacher has something very specific in mind, and it would be more helpful for us if you gave us more information.

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Much of this is going to be contingent on the parameters of your particular assignment and what is being asked of your paper.  If the question is more in general, in terms of topics that might yield fascinating writing, I think that you have a bevy of interesting paths with this particular topic.  One angle would be to focus on the shooters themselves and assess what conditions allowed them to embrace such a path.  The psychological profiles of Harris and Klebold are very relevant to modern thinkers and can yield tremendous insight into how children become beings that feel violence of such magnitude is the only mode of self expression present.  Another route could be to assess or investigate how school safety plans have changed since...

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