Kip Kinkle was a high school student at Thurston High. Kip was locked up for killing his parents, five students, and injuring over twenty kids at school. Kip had some psychological problems due to the disciplines; psychology, sociology and anthropology. Kip had social aspects in his life, maybe if he had been treated properly, he would not have committed the crime he did.
To start, Kip Kinkle was very isolated and had faced many life problems at such a young age that may have started his dilemma. He had struggled with dyslexia, so he couldn’t read or write well. This caused Kip to feel very frustrated and started to fall behind in class and had to be held back a year. Psychologist would say that he had this problem due to brain structure and chemicals which caused him to have learning problems. He felt extremely and about himself. Kip had a really bad social life at home and school. He got bullied in school because of how small he was, this would lead him to have low self-esteem. Kip also had lack of friends due to where he lived and how he’d always have one. This would make Kip feel isolated and lonely. This lead Kip into killing because he felt he couldn’t live up to anyone’s expectations.
Secondly, Kip tried to feel like everyone else and joined the football team. This thought made Kip “wanting to feel strong.” This did quite the opposite for Kip and made him feel more lonely and his self esteem was much affected, which could have led Kip into the killing because he never had a sense of belonging which made him feel worse about himself. Kip’s friends got together and would order explosive materials on school property. They also built bombs. This can lead kid’s mindsets into being obsessive and wanting their life to be surrounded by it because of the feeling it gives off. Kip was friends with the skaters/ smokers group which infused a very bad influence on Kip; they were caught throwing rocks onto moving cars during a field trip which shortly led them to being arrested (Kirk J. Michael). Kip was caught stealing multiple times, this shows Kip got into trouble and was blamed a lot thinking it was just him. Kip must’ve thought why would anything matter if i’m already into trouble.
Kip had a huge interest in guns. Fathers friend was raised around guns, Kip knew that connection. This could have led kip into very wrong intentions just from looking up to his role models. Kip asked his parents for a knife and a real gun. Kip’s father bought him a few guns for special events like his birthday, thinking it was okay. Knowing Kip was struggling with mental issues it should have be known not to give him a gun. Kip ended up obtaining knives and 7 guns with 1000 rounds of ammunition. This proves nobody should possess any sort of gun(s) in their household. Especially with Kips obsession and depression the parents should have been more aware. With a gun being easily accessed all the time, it was easier for Kip to pick one up and use. When you feel your life is already falling apart, out of anger and insanity, Kip couldn’t control himself which led him into the crime he committed. Kip’s accessibility to the guns his family owned made the killing that much easier to commit. Guns should not be tolerated with anyone in any household. People are okay with the wrongs ideas just to make someone happy that may be in a hard state of mind to make them feel satisfied.
Interactions may not be the conclusions for the crimes Kip committed. All of the things he did were because of his physiological problems that were caused by these social science such as psychology, anthropology and sociology and the aspects of his life growing up that were mistreated. If Kip’s parents were more well aware, better treatment, and wasn’t stuck in the wrong crowd, the shooting may not have happened.