If we do not counter the intruder there could be injuries and even death. There are many dangers in schools this generation. There’s a chance that strangers just walking into any school they want and causing a massacre. Specific people should be designated to carry guns in schools to allow us to fight an intruder instead of just being sitting ducks. Other than hiding in classrooms and waiting for the intruder to hopefully pass without coming into our classroom, we could have a trained teacher, principal, or any member could protect the
Locker Checks Guns, drugs and knives are only some of things that are potentially slipping through the doors of schools each day without teachers or administration knowing. While some people may claim that locker checks are a violation of a student’s privacy others like myself disagree. Police or administration should have the rights to check your locker at any time. Random or regular locker checks can play a big role in eliminating crime, they are an important part of a police officer’s job and ensure school safety. First of all, random locker checks can play a big role in eliminating crime in the next generation.
Majority of killings occuring in schools are caused by guns. Metal detectors could be the first action taken to sense a gun entering the school, giving everyone in the school a lot more time to save themselves and others from a catastrophic event. They are inexpensive and school funding is not an issue as a good amount of money goes untouched by schools yearly. Metal detectors could also prevent gunmen from entering the school, or any student with a weapon, by seeing the metal detectors. They will not be timely, as it is already a material placed in areas such as airports or public libraries.
Since the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, there has been at least 239 school shootings nationwide. In those 239 events, more than 400 people have been shot, of those 438, 138 were killed. 138 daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers went to school one day and never made it home (Patel). In response to the school shootings, schools use lock down drills to help prepare students and staff for an unspeakable event if one were to occur. Lock down drills’ purpose is to help prepare students and staff by making everyone aware of what the plan is when there is an intruder in the school.
They should be made this way because teens could get in less trouble for having them. If they are legal then teens would not have to resort to doing illegal things to get the vapes. For example if a student at school wants a vape and there are still illegal then he/she will have to find another way to get one,like stealing one from a store which if caught could get that person sent to jail which gets out on their permanent record and is harder to get into college/high school. Many people do vape at school and then get in trouble for it because they are not allowed to have them in school never the less do it in school. So if they were legal then teens at school could do it with no repercussion and less chance of not being able to be successful later in life.
When the drug dogs come in and start walking through the school they can smell just about anything. If the dogs smell even the slightest thing your locker can be opened up and your private belongings can be ripped by the dogs teeth just to find a single cough drop. Also if someone had an ointment for something that you do not want other people to know about, and the dogs came through and got into your bag it could be embarrassing. If someone is experiencing pain they should not have to turn in the reliever to the office because then it is not as close as the student might need. Another reason why people think that school searches should not be conducted is because of their life at home.
Jacobs (as cited by Davidson, 2015) states that assault weapons are less deadly than non-assault weapons but it serves as a protection when one’s safety is threatened. However, with the lack of knowledge on how to use a gun, students might be killed when they come face to face with a potential killer, contradicting the purpose of permitting students to carry guns to school. Besides getting killed, there is also a chance that students might kill someone if they mishandled their weapons. A faulty press of the trigger can cause unwanted casualties on campus, resulting in people getting hurt or in worse cases, killed. Proponents of allowing teenagers to carry guns believe that when provided with training, this concern can be resolved but even best-trained police force will sometimes miss their shot despite practicing for years due to a multitude of potential risks during a crossfire, let alone high school teens.
Schools have been evaluated by different organizations on whether or not they should be involved in off-campus cyberbullying. Some believe that they can be involved in off-campus to stop suicide or emotional distress and to stop them from putting the victim through lots of pain. Others believe that schools shouldn’t intervene in cyberbullying outside of schools because it affects their right to the first amendment which is “The freedom of speech”. Cyberbullying should be taken into the hands of the school if it happens off-campus because if nothing happens then it can get a child hurt or even killed. Students who are targeted by cyberbullies have no way to escape from the attackers brutality, who can drive the victim to suicide or self harm.
The view that it is the last protection between themselves and a tyrannical government is a common reason to withhold it, and that reason is completely viable, because starting to regulate gun control more now will only create a black market for the industry. The emphasis should be in heightening school safety, whether by adding metal detectors or just by hiring more security. Schools should focus on the key issue: prevention. Look for warning signs and make sure kids know they can confide in their school counselors.The second amendment reflects the common cliche “guns don’t kill people, people do.” If school systems can create ways to care for future school shooters through prevention, guns will become hunting stools and last resort protection rather than weapons of
One of the few reasons a student could cause a school shooting is because of childhood distress. Along with childhood distress this student could not like a specific class, a teacher they have, or another student. These types of school shootings can be the ones where little to no people are killed since there are most likely going after one teacher or to one class. Even if only one person is killed in a school shooting we can’t just ignore that fact. That one person could have been planning to make a huge difference in the world that could go on to help you in life, you never know what there potential in life was.
If the school had a person at the entrance to the building to search their bags and pockets for those items, it would save time and money. If we had people searching the students for those items, it would cut down suspension, expulsion, and lower the chance of school shootings. With lower suspension and expulsion, that
Thus, they will effectively create a barrier to discourage the offenders from getting to class or going back home. My solution may not be popular with some students, but I think it may raise students’ grade point averages who will get to class on time, and thus gain valuable instruction time. Fewer hallway traffic jams will also result in fewer tardies by clearing the hallways for students who believe passing periods if for travelling to other classes, not engaging in long conversations with friends or checking your phone while blocking the hallway. Let’s eliminate hallway traffic jams, as we must focus on our future and not
I understand shootings have happened in the past at schools, but I don’t think having police officers in the school is going to stop someone from shooting someone if they really wanted. It seems to me that the police officers are affecting more things in the school than actually helping. If the police officers are going to stay in schools I think they should only interfere when they are needed, for example when there is violence happening. I think that punishment should be by the schools principle or school board, like it used to be. I cannot seem to understand why I police officer would arrest a four year old child, I feel like they should be smarter than that and should know
About 67 percent of full time/ part time adult employees participate in illegal drugs. Starting drug testing in High School could slash that number in the future, creating a drug free, safe work environment. Student athletes are the group with the most activity in drug use, therefore testing the athletes could minimize where most drug use is and start a chain reaction in other groups of students. Many schools are thinking about taking the right step today of drug testing their student athletes. One reason for drug testing is that it’s an unfair advantage for the team the students are playing for and the opposing team.