Why science still can’t pinpoint a mass shooter in the making

A dearth of research means the science of rampage shootings simply doesn’t exist

Parkland shooting

FLEEING TRAGEDY  Students run with their hands up following a February 14, 2018, shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Researchers know little about what turns certain individuals into mass killers or whether particular policies, including gun restrictions, prevent rampage shootings.

John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Associated Press

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