Q. Review the selection of text below. In your response, write a sentence that uses a direct quotation from the original text. Be sure to include signaling language, a parenthetical/in-text citation, and proper format for the quotation.
Original text: “School shootings are a modern phenomenon. There were scattered instances of gunmen or bombers attacking schools in the years before Barry Loukaitis, but they were lower profile. School shootings mostly involve young white men. And, not surprisingly, given the ready availability of firearms in the United States, the phenomenon is overwhelmingly American. But, beyond those facts, the great puzzle is how little school shooters fit any kind of pattern.”
From Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Thresholds of Violence,” published in The New Yorker on October 19, 2015, p. 36.