Many schools in today’s society suffer from shootings at some point while children are attending school. Shootings in schools are not a new occurrence, and America has dealt with multiple shootings in public schools in which the lives of many children and teachers have been undeservingly taken (Elliott 528). Because of school shootings, this leaves our children in danger with no way to protect themselves. Gun violence in schools is an evident problem, and there are several ways to reduce the number of incidents, such as mental health screening for owners of guns, interconnectedness of communities, and more school funding.
In Grant Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod states his belief that we seemingly “hate” the brightest kids in school partially because of some of the most “noted dropouts” in today’s society. Additionally, Penrod claims that the perceived hatred of intelligence in a high school setting is causing actual emotional harm to the children who are labeled as the “nerds” or “geeks”- thus, the classic “smart kids.” If entering just about any of the several thousand high schools around the country, they will hear choruses of “Did you actually study?’ , “Why would you even bother studying- the game was on last night”, “Of course I didn’t study; I had football practice” or dozens of similar taunting phrases can be heard constantly
For example, hearing about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting made me feel scared and nervous. What happened was a gunman had gone into the elementary school and killed many kids. He shot twenty 6 and 7 year old kids and six staff members.
School shootings has been these assailants’ number one mass shootings of choice. In this year alone there has been at least fifty two school shootings ranging from preschools and buses to the college level. The Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1990 made it illegal to carry a firearm in schools but we have seen numerous shooting in schools. In fact most of the mass shootings that took place this years has been in gun-free zones. A lot of school want their student to be responsible and let them know that they trust them, so they do not have metal detectors or conduct random searches unless they have probable cause.
Do K-12 Schools Need Armed Guards? Since 2013, there have been 160 school shootings in the United States. Security in schools has been a major debate lately. With all of the recent school shootings; our teachers, students, parents and communities are afraid and worried that our students are in danger and that they don’t have secure protection.
They need to make it more student and teacher friendly because a lot of bullying still occurs in this school. Some background knowledge on this situation, “Bullying is no laughing matter. Its ill effects can be felt in schools all across the country. Unless measures are taken to curtail this problem, it could have a devastating effect on the quality of education received by thousands of middle school and high school students.”
Do innocent lives have to be lost to get the governments attention? Gun laws, school safety, FBI or government involvement should all be implemented before another tragedy strikes the United States. School safety should be at the top of the governments list to address because the kids at these schools are this country’s future and they are just kids. The kids need someone to protect them when the parents let them out of their sight and go to
This is proof that exercising these programs primarily at school is not the solution, which indicates more needs to be done in these children’s homes. According to Maslow’s hierarchy, there are needs that must be met for children and without the needs being meet, it results in unacceptable behaviors like bullying. If parents at home can become aware of what is happening in schools, then parents can meet the children’s needs and educate them on how to be an advocate for
According to History (2015) the shootings “Harris and Klebold had carried out the shootings as retaliation for being bullied.” The statement is speculation there is no proven reason for the shooting to have occurred. With the information collected from the videos the boys made and testimonies from other students the boys had a senesce of hate for the world and spoke of hurting people. With expert speculation there was also thought of a personality disorder from signs displayed by Harris. Columbine School shooting is a perfect example of why bullying and the monitor of behavior needs to be a schools main focus for student safety.
MR. Jonathan Close English 100 10/29/15 Use of Uniforms in Schools The school uniform is a clothes that can be controversial and a source of controversy betwen students and families. It has been the subject of praise and criticism. Bullying in the United States we can observed in all academic grade starting from kindergarten up to the high school.