Some ideas for school safety that have come out of this incident include, gun control laws, mental health screenings, and things that can be done in schools to control the situation of having an active shooter. One method of deterring an active shooter was stated as arming select teachers within schools in order to effectively end the situation and protect the students. The idea of arming teachers would simply be changing concealed carry laws in states so that teachers could potentially fight back against a school shooter. This idea, while having some kinks to work out has good intentions and would save numerous young lives in this kind of situation. The teachers carrying firearms would be trained and they would need to receive training often to continue carrying their gun on school grounds.
The training makes this situation seem much more real, which causes students to be scared and worried when they come to school because they may think they will be shot. A father of an 8 year old daughter is afraid of telling her that a intruder may come and hurt her at school. He touches on this at a public school meeting when he says, “‘I’m very concerned about what impact it will have on her [his daughter] to be told that there’s a potential that someone might walk through the door and shoot her classroom’” (Blad). Many ask then if this extra anxiety is necessary because “the chance of any student dying in a school-related
There have been 18 school shootings across the nation since January 1, 2018, which includes shootings where guns were fired accidentally and no one was injured, according to www.bing.com. This is a major problem because many students, staff, and families are being affected. It is a trend that mental illness is the root cause of the shooter’s actions. This is a small part of the reason; however, I believe there are many other reasons: grandparents are raising children, guns are too accessible, violent video games, social media, news media, and the internet. Mental illness is a true problem with citizens who are not seeking help to treat their mental illness.
The real question is should our school participate or not? Technology has been around since the 1860s. Technology has many effects in our environment and has helped develop more advanced economies in our society. The use of technology can enhance and deteriorate the lives of many people especially students. In my personal opinion, I think our school should participate in “ Shut your Screen Week” The reasons I think our school should participate include using technology such as cell phones during class can cause distraction, the use of too much technology can be overwhelming, Spending hours on a screen can lead to certain health issues such as poor eyesight, and by decreasing the amount of technology usage it
Stella felt very angry for having to start high school in a different city where she had no friends. This situation is sometimes very hard for some kids but we would have to learn how to overcome this. I have an older cousin who was finishing grade 8 and she was telling me how she was scared to go to high school. I told her to just relax and keep calm. She came back after her first day and told me it went
Greg Toppo made a unique point: “Just as their grandparents feared polio and their parents feared nuclear war, these young people arrive at school each morning fearing death by high-powered rifle.” School shootings have become more and more typical in modern society. One solution that some propose is giving teachers guns in their classroom, and it has become a hot topic in Washington recently. Teachers in the United States should not have guns in the classroom because students could accidentally get ahold of the gun, teachers have to leave their students in order to find the intruder, and there are already many everyday items that teachers need in their classrooms rather than firearms. Teachers in the United States should not have a gun in class because students could accidentally get ahold of the gun. Maureen S. Rush was quoted saying, “You don’t want to have a gun that’s available to a student or another worker who may have mental health issues.” (Hartocollis) A standard mental health test is not going to find everything that is wrong or even potentially wrong with a person inside their head.
School Shootings and Gun Control: Why We Need to Change Throughout the years, mass school shootings have become a more prevalent issue in America. But why are they occurring more often? To discover the perpetrator’s main goals and why these murders are becoming more common, it is first necessary to look at why schools are targeted. Schools are often made targets because they are largely populated institutions full of innocent children, teachers, and coaches. The shooter wants to inflict harm and pain to not only the victims, but parents, friends, family, and the nation as a whole.
In light of the recent school shootings, many parents, students, and other civilians believe the US should impose stricter gun control laws. Many people do not understand the reason for stricter gun laws. Some of the reasons on why we should create and impose stricter gun control laws is because, our students need better learning environments, the laws would be safer for the public, and we have to face the fact that the NRA (National Rifle Association) has too much influence in our government today. The developing children today, the adults of tomorrow, they need healthy and safe place to learn and thrive as students and people. “... merely America’s 18th school shooting this year,” (Text 1, Lines 11-13).
Taking this action of emphasizing the importance of concealing AR-15’s amongst faculty not only benefits the school safety but you as an impressionable-adolescent student: offering lethal weapons, background knowledge, and experience to all students during school will inherently increase safety. Districts should encourage you, teachers, to carry AR-15’s to protect your students, and in exchange put your name in a raffle for teacher of the month or your name printed in white bolded letters on top of your new designated parking spot. If you are the name bolded in white letters on that sweet parking spot that is now closer to your homeroom, get angry and happens to shoot a couple of ungrateful kids, it’s simply expectable because there was bound to be a shooting at your school anyways; you are just the proud teacher whose name is now engraved on a fake golden plaque hanging on a wall
It ties back to our readings this week, to emotionally connect with your audience. Thousands of people have been affected by gun violence and unfortunately, it is on the rise. They took an important, controversial topic and created an interactive campaign that really emphasized the effects of gun violence. AdWeek did point out that maybe this clever, inspiring idea might turn south. This campaign might actually promote violence by encouraging some deranged individuals to actually think this “fantasy” is real life, which might make violence seem “cool”.