In reality, school violence statistics show that few students are killed at school, though every instance of a school shooting is a tragedy that affects entire communities and even the rest of the nation and the world. Students are much more likely, however, to be the victims of other types of school violence that are not fatal, but can have lasting negative effects on students and their educational experience. Even non-physical forms of teen violence like bullying can have serious consequences. The government tracks incidents of school violence and reports them in the Indicators of School Crime and Safety reports, where most of these figures came from violent crimes at school. Serious violent crimes at school hit a peak in the 1990s, when a series of school shootings and copycat shootings claimed the lives of a relatively large number of students.
The reasons massacres occur in schools is because of poor security, violence in video games/media, and bullying. No one makes the killer pull the trigger but himself. Shockingly the U.S. has the most school shootings than any other country in the world. According to the FBI, mass shootings occur, on average, every 2 weeks in the U.S. While the cause of school shootings are sometimes unpredictable, it is a growing
At Spartanburg high, there is a zero tolerance policy no cursing or fighting as well as getting in school suspension for talking back or defiance of a teacher. Lastly I learned to be responsible for asking for help. Asking for help when I needed it was hard for me whether it was work or a lesson I did not understand. I am a shy person always has been always will be, I used to avoid asking teachers anything when I needed help. I did not want to seem like I was not smart or I wanted help but I was too afraid to ask.
School shootings are something that happen rather often here in America, that most of us seem to be getting increasingly (and alarmingly) desensitized to; a simple Google search could tell one everything they need to know about the most recent shooting, which, at the time of writing, was at a Dickenson High School. The first thing someone should ask in this situation is ‘why, exactly, is this happening?’, and there are plenty of people who would be willing to give a different opinion to why this is happening. Whether someone believes it is the effects of lax gun control, or violent video games, or even poor mental health care, there is no denying that this is a recent phenomenon. Perhaps to trace to the root of the problem, one should look
In the past two year, there has been 161 school or attempted school shootings which averages to nearly one every week. () It seems like every day there is a new article or story on another school shooting and because it is becoming such common news it seems just as if it was another static. (is this a run on?) Shootings are becoming more relevant in our everyday live than ever before and the government is taking no action on changing loose gun control laws in the United States. Now the schools and states are taking matters into their own hands by designing and adopting new programs to increase survival in case of a shooter.
Delaware Military Academy was the first JROTC high school. Over the years the program has expanded to thousands of schools across the country, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t had it’s fair share of controversy. Committees like American Friends Service, Veterans For Peace, and War Resisters League have all been actively against JROTC and militarism in schools. From 1999 through 2008 anti-militarism groups have found cases of high cost, low quality curriculum, abuse from instructors, and students forced to join the program without parental consent. The most recent case was in May of 2008, JROTC was “found” to have violated the United Nations Sponsored Convention on the rights of the child by targeting students
Before Columbine there was never much want or need for major school security. Students could often come and go as they pleased without having to answer to an officer or teacher, and threats by students weren’t taken seriously. Most schools had no officers on duty and only a handful of security cameras around the school. They didn’t have regular lockdown drills for emergencies, and they were not prepared for such a tragedy. Before Columbine nobody would have though two upper-middle class children could actually commit such a heinous and random act such as slaughtering their classmates without remorse.
School shootings are sadly not a new phenomenon in the United States, but in fact there has been many more than we would like. However, though we cannot fully comprehend what may be going on through the shooters head at the time, we know that there are several mitigating factors that lead up to the events of that day. Typically, the shooter or shooters were individuals who felt like outcast and had underlying issues that caused them to snap, whether that be depression or family issues at home. For us to understand all the events that took place before the shooting, a retrospective assessment can be done. For instance, we can use the shooting of Chardon High School, that took place in 2012 by T.J. Lane.
Hundreds of years later, cases such as these happen all too frequently. In May 21st, 1998, Springfield, Oregon was struck with the news of a school shooting at Thurston High School. 15 year old, Kip Kinkel, first killed his parents at home before driving to school where he fatally shot two students, and wounded 22 others. Littleton, Colorado, on April 20th, 1999, was once the most fatal attack on a school. 18 year old, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold, 17, planned out their attack for a year, to kill at least 500 peers, and detonate the school.
Firearms are amongst the most lethal means to commit suicide, and individuals rarely survive their first suicide attempt if a firearm is used (Center for Disease Control, 2016). Of the thirteen school shootings in Texas since 2013, three were suicides that resulted in the death of a single individual with no intent to injure anyone else (Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, 2013). According to Neuberger and Spiro (2015), “Studies show that over half of college students contemplate committing suicide — and that the presence of a gun in a household increases the chance of suicide by firearm.” Suicide attempts are often based upon impulses and survivors don’t typically try again. In statistics from the CDC website majority of all suicides, over 21,000 a year, are firearm suicides (CDC, 2016). As handguns become more accessible to a larger variety of persons within a limited area the rates will rise due to availability (Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, 2013).
Safety is something we all strive for in our lives and we need it as much as we need air. Sadly, recent events in the world have put this safety at risk, something that must be changed. Being a university student, safety at the campus I commune to daily is of the upmost importance. The violence on school campuses has gotten worse as the time goes on, a total of 19 shootings has happened in 2015 alone. This may not seem like a lot, but the 40 deaths in these shootings respectively say different.
is the number of school shootings we have, over the past ten years the number of school shootings we have had has tripled what it used to be. This is a terrible thing that happens, but we can maybe prevent the number that happen if we protect our schools better. You should not be able to bring a firearm on a school campus, and if you do you should be arrested, because it is a very dangerous situation. You should have to walk through a metal detector before you are allowed to enter a school, by doing this you could catch people with firearms before they do something stupid, and very bad. Also, maybe have a security guard on campus to help, if a shooting does break out.
Guns Should Not Be Allowed On College Campuses A recent statistic, show that there have been more than forty-seven deadly shooting took place on a school campus in the years of 2015, and these number keep increasing each year. As a college students, being able to concentrate in school have always been their number one priority. However, knowing that the student who is walk, seating, or standing next to them carry a loaded gun with them will not help these students achieved their goal, but cause them to lose concentration and drop off out college. According to an online article, “The number of United States school shootings in 2015 has climbed to 52, with 30 people killed and 53 others injured,” also “ Of the 52 shootings, 21 have been at colleges and universities, 15 at high schools, three at middle schools, 10 at elementary schools, two at
“Keep guns off campus.org” mentions that “College campuses where concealed carry is permitted, the crime rates actually increased while the student population decreased. As the population of the United States rises at a steady rate of about .7% yearly, the student population has fluctuated over a ten-year span (2004-2013) with last two years (2012-2013) consisting of a 1.7% and 2.3% drop in enrollment. So with this said maybe it’s a good idea to keep guns off college, and university campuses regarding to these stats. The Association of American state colleges, and universities, from 24 states have signed a committee campaign to keep guns off campus that they are against to legislation that would command that college, and universities allow students to carry concealed weapons on