Coming upon my junior year of high school, educational decisions by the Jefferson County School board was slowly coming to an issue throughout the whole district. Many parents, students, and community supporters were frowning upon a particular group of people within the board that had put teachers and students at a disadvantage in education. They were re-evaluating teachers and their income for their own benefit. Teachers would be subsequently be sacrificing a chunk of their income and their work they put into the school, so that the board members and even the superintendent would have an extra raise in their salary. Along that, they were putting pressure on school administration to be tougher on students and that also inevitably made their
Mental illness is not something that the shooter should be blaming there actions of shooting the school on. The shooter is just trying to use mental illness to make him not get in too much of trouble for the actions that the shooter did with the school shootings. Shooting at students and staff and using mental illness as another reason you did it is not a good reason. Mental illness is a disease and not a factor you should be blaming a school shooting on.
Being said, students spend most of their time at school, it is the most common place where bullying takes place, especially in middle school. It is becoming a trouble as it is interfering with the student’s academics during school. Bullying is a school matter, school administrators need to deal with situations, and have regulations to create a safe environment for all students. In the article of “School Bullying Declines, Federal Government Says” by Mike Kennedy, strongly supports the idea of helping bullied victims. Research shows students who are a victim struggle in school and would often skip class, furthermore are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, be depressed and are at higher risk of committing suicide (Kennedy).
School safety is a very controversial topic in the U.S. There are many cases of people questioning the safety of schools. Recent school shootings raised concerns over school safety. While this has received a lot of attention, other things such as drugs, ara problem in schools. Even teachers have spoken out about the lack of safety of their schools.
Shawn was being bullied when he was in 2nd grade until he was in highschool. He cried at home because he didn’t like school and his teachers did not help him. He was always bullied in all his school years besides college where he made actual friends that got to know him better and hangout with him unlike the other years of school. Shawn’s situation is commonly known in the world. Over 3.2 million students are bullied each year.
In his upbringing, T.J. saw signs of domestic violence and drug use, that could have caused T.J. as a child to have potentially blamed himself, felt anxious, and even slight confusion to what was happening between his mother and father. Not only that but T.J. was removed from his home and later placed with his grandparents. As T.J. grew older, he had many friends in middle school but as the years progressed, he became more of an outcast and had no one. Essentially, this effected T.J. school dynamics because he was teased by his fellow classmates, which changed the culture, rules and roles of others (Burgess, Regehr, & Roberts, 2013).
Bullying is an extremely prevalent issue cross-culturally that takes many forms, including verbally, physically, socially, and over the computer, known as cyberbullying. Bullies use intimidation to control others. The climate of American schools is a breeding ground for bullying as students strive to establish social power over other students. Exposure to family violence can also be an influence in the development of a bully. While anti-bullying policies are in place at most schools, they are rarely enforced and do not take the complexity of bullying behavior into consideration.
Many times students who are failing classes in school can be a way to predict future criminal behavior. Americans say, “In our nations failing public schools, children experience “overcrowded” classrooms, lack of qualified teachers, insufficient funding, and even lack of textbooks are what push many students on a path of incarceration”(Regis University). In addition, when a child is not getting a proper education they lose interest in school and that 's when they start to seek fun and information in the wrong places. For
As a teenager in high school I have witnessed countless situations in which my peers have lacked respect for their administrators, their teachers and even their own peer whom they considered to be their friends. And from this first hand experience I can say that society cannot function efficiently without respect. I believe that society cannot function without respect because students who disrespect their teachers by openly defying the instructions of a teacher could lead to a chain reaction of events that interfere with not only their education, but the education of their classmates. Many students, especially younger impressionable students will take the example of the disrespectful students and will begin to disrespect their teacher. Consequently,
They can find many believable excuses to be absent from school. It’s easy for that child to play hokey and delinquent in itself; but this often provides an opportunity to make offenses of a much more serious nature. By students missing school these students will not be able to receive the proper instructions from teachers, this is linked to delinquency. Having excessive school absences is a sign of school dropout and because daily attendance determines a schools funding absences would mean that the school will have less resources to do their job well. Being absent from school, most students tend to get into altercations that get post on to Facebook or any other social media site.
This quote is explaining how kids that are going to school and coming from better households than their peers can affect how they feel about school. Kids that come from poor incomes homes don’t enjoy school because maybe they feel like they aren’t good enough for it which makes them not want to go and get into gangs or things they shouldn’t be in. In conclusion This goes back to my reasoning on saying that the strongest cause of minority male incarceration in the U.S is young dropouts because most of the kids , teens , etc that get killed nowadays aren’t educated and involved in
Len also had problems being made fun of at school, and was always being bullied by the people that he called jocks. When Len decided that he was going to go to school and shoot people and commit suicide, I believe he did this because he had a mental disorder, a bad homelife, and he wanted to make a point. The reason why I think that Len was trying to make a point is because he wrote "stop the violence" in his own blood on the
One survey question reads, “If you ever experienced a form of bullying, how did it make you feel? Did you go to someone for help?” One student answered this question by saying, “yes it made me feel really shitty and made me hurt myself. No, I did not go for help, nobody would listen.” This student shows that they chose to not say anything because they feel or know that nobody would listen anyway.
School-related shootings, particularly those that are dramatic in nature, evoke strong public outcry, and justifiably so. Following an apparent spate of incidents occurring between 1997 and 2001, it seemed as if the USA was on the brink of a moral panic concerning delinquency to young youth. Since then, "Columbine has become a keyword for a complex set of emotions surrounding youth, risk, fear, and delinquency in 21st century America" (Muschert 2007). One alarmist (Stein 2000) went so far as to label Columbine as a metaphor for a contemporary crisis of youth culture.
One of the more memorable stories in the past twenty years is the two young men were responsible for the Columbine massacre in the US. While the Columbine school. This shootings brought world-wide attention to school incidents, but this case was not an isolated, we have a long history of aggressions in schools. A report by the US Secret Service and the US Department of Education in 2002 indicated that in 37 incidents of targeted school shootings and school attacks from 1974 to 2000 in this country, found that “over half of the attackers demonstrated some interest in violence through movies, video games, books, and other media”. (Vossekuil B. 2002)