The Real Reason Why School Shootings Happen | Living Waters In light of the recent tragic mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the same thought always comes to mind. I say the same thing whenever there’s a school shooting. I can’t help it, because the secular world reacts the same way every time. When kids are murdered, they call for more counseling, more psychologists, more money to be spent on mental health, and of course, more gun control. Then they say that the mass murderer wasn’t evil. He had mental problems and needs understanding and rehabilitation.