Mass shootings are a horrific event prevalent in our society for many years. On July 18, 1984, James Huberty fires with his long-barreled Uzi at a McDonald’s San Ysidro, California, killing twenty-one adults and children. Another gunman, George Hennard, fires in a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, killing a total of twenty-three people on On October 16, 1991. A different mass murderer, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots thirty-two students and faculty members dead at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 16, 2007. Additionally, Adam Lanza opens fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut killing twenty students aging from six to seven, and six staff on December 14, 2012. All too often in the history of America, innocent
The aftermath of a school shooting is tragic, depressing, and causes hatred for the lives lost and the person who took them. Everyone, especially the media, tries to interpret why the shooter killed their victims, or why they felt the need to end others’ lives and their own. How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings, by Mark Manson, explains what and why these mass shootings happen. He starts by using examples of shootings and the murderer’s past. This article has great viewpoints, use of argumentative reasoning, and shows what truly happens in the hallways of a school shooting.
In the article, “Thresholds of Violence” by Malcolm Gladwell, the author uses Mark Granovetter's argument of riots as example to explain his own argument. Along with Granovetter's argument, he uses the cases of previous school shootings as example to clarify his argument and how school shooters don't have a specific kind of pattern. As example of Granovetter’s theory, he uses LaDue’s case, which goes well with this theory. With this, Gladwell effectively uses Granovetter’s theory to prove his claim of the patterns of school shootings and how they are a slow-motion and ever-evolving riot.
Over the years, school safety has become more of an issue in the United States. Many have argued over the possible solutions for school safety. But through all the others, the only feasible solution is the use of metal detectors. Metal detectors have been known to increase safety when placed in an area that could be threatened. Metal detectors can protect schools from violence, especially from school shootings. To end the violence, metal detectors should be placed in every public school across America to ensure the safety of the school 's students and staff.
Resolutions are vehemently being sought to protect schools from possible attacks and to objectively eradicate deadly school shootings altogether. Commonly, security officers are placed in schools in hopes that increased surveillance will inhibit violent outbreaks (Crawford and Burns 2016). Mixed evaluations have been found in association with security officers, while some benefits reportedly transpire, experiences of disparaging consequences remain a regrettable reality as well (Crawford and Burns 2016). Additionally, active shooter drills routinely occur at schools across the nation, however, as Jillian Peterson and James Densley report in their CNN article titled, “The Usual Approach to School Security Isn’t Working,” studies indicate that
I would like to begin by saying "thank you" to the judges of this speech contest and their organizers of the Lions Club of Makalu. You have given us an opportunity to challenge ourselves in public speaking which will stimulate our confidence. You have also given us a chance to express our thoughts about integrity and civility in today's society.
The book “Rampage The Social Roots Of School Shootings” written by Newman et al, offers many different views and theories behind the issues of Rampage school shootings. In this paper I will give the reader an in depth overview and evaluation of the aforementioned book. Offering researched based reasons to why these school shootings actually happen. They explore the communities of Heath and Westside, the grounds of two horrific acts of rampage shootings by Michael Carnell, Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson. They explain various angles of there research such as identifying an issue, how signals given by children can be misinterpreted, the effects of social capital and how mental factors play a role in the acts of the shooters.
Student affairs professionals should play a lead role in “organizing and presenting training opportunities and promoting the community responsibility of heightened awareness” (Jablonski, 2008, p.11). Awareness training opportunities should begin to be presented during orientation and continuously offered to students, parents, faculty and staff (Holloway et al., 2009, p. 20). Part of the awareness should be in making students to be part of preventive measures. Jablonski (2008) argues that “students should be considered and trained to recognize signs of distress in fellow students” (p.2). Therefore, preventative measures should include information on conflict management, as well, training students and faculty to watch for any warnings signs that could prevent any future shootings (Jablonski, 2008, p. 11). According to an U.S Secret Service study, about half of the attacks of thirty-seven school shootings were resolved and ended before police forces responded to the scene (“Students for Concealed” n.d.). Violence on college campuses is something that can be prevented by increasing awareness and offering training opportunities, students should take a huge role in this prevention since they have a stronger interaction with their peers more than with any other faculty of
A simple way to stop school shootings in our district would be by eliminating all the factors that form a school shooter.
Columbine high school was never the same after they made national headlines in 1999. Two students named Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, were responsible for the killing of thirteen students and wounding twenty others. Also, for the killing of themselves. During the investigation we learned that the students involved were first students, that have been bullied, picked on and loners in the school, the signs were there but ignored by everyone at their homes and school. Due to the shooting at Columbine high school, the world had now seen the effects of school bullying, and mistreatment of each other. School across the nation made drastic changes to their policies regarding bullying, and gun control for the nation.
Unprepared teachers and students make easy targets. It is a fact, which school shooters know. So, in order to prevent school shootings, schools must prepare students to either escape the facility, hide from the attacker, or attack the shooter in case of such an emergency. 6 states already require “active shooter drills”, drills styled after school shootings to prepare students in case of such emergency. These drills have raised controversy, with parents and students saying that the drills “break their heart” or make them “feel
School shootings and active shooter situations are one of the hottest topics in America right now. There is nothing more tragic than turning on the television or radio and hearing about the deaths of children. The primary argument is that no one can ever seem to agree on what the cause of these events are, and if they can be stopped before they occur. Lately it seems that there are more and more of these events occurring, however some researchers argue that this is not the case (Rocque, M. (2012). Others argue that while the events themselves may not be increasing the high amount of publicity these events get from the mainstream media makes it seem that they are occurring more frequently (Snell, C., Bailey, C., Carona, A., & Mebane, D. (2002). No one can seem to agree on how to stop these events from happening.
Seventeen students killed in gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been a controversial topic in recent days (Lopez, 2018). It is a great shame to read or hear about a kind of gun violence every day while living in a country where human rights are at the forefront of the world like the United States. There has been a lot of debate about whether the gun laws are strict enough and what people could do to reduce gun violence significantly. The fact that many Americans are badly affected by gun violence, so letting everyone live a safe life when the gun is in use should always be on the top Although gun violence in the United States has become a social trend worth noting because of the impact on lives and morale that directly affects
THE TRAGEDY at Virginia Tech may tell us something about how a young man could be driven to commit terrible actions, but it does not teach us very much about gun control.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun” commented Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s chief executive officer (Resmovits 1). In the recent years there have been more and more school shootings and parents, teachers, and officials say it is about time we upgrade the security in in a classroom by arming teachers. Teachers are the first line of defense and the protectors of their students. Teachers are in the first line of fire giving them guns would give them another option of safety. Teachers should be able to carry weapons at school in order to themselves and their students.