Dear Wicomico County Board of Education, Schools should be a safe place for all students and staff. However, the increasing number of active shooters are threatening and changing school security all over the United States, including Wicomico County. As this is an ongoing problem, we need to create stronger school safeguards to prevent our schools from a terrible disaster. Throughout an academic day, hundreds of students travel through the school hallways to get to their classes, not knowing if a classmate next to them is armed or not. Every student should not have to worry about their safety in a school, which is the number one priority of the school administrators.
1 The shooting caused a debate on gun control and school safety. The two men were Eric Harris ,18 and Dylan Klebold, 17 who were being bullied and that caused them to do the shooting.2 The event of the columbine massacre affected the people nearest to those killed and disbelief that this could have been on school grounds. The Columbine Massacre changed everyone 's life not only the victims, but the parents all around the world. After the shooting
In recent years there has been a big debate when it comes to the topic of gun safety. This issue isn’t just a problem in the Illinois or the U.S. but in many different places around the world. The main arguments revolve around the best way to reduce the high number of gun violence and accidental injuries caused by guns in the United States. The main issue I will discuss is not just gun safety, but more specifically a better solution to keeping kids more safe from guns. The big question people have the most opinions about is, should kids be taught gun safety at a young age, and will that help reduce the number of injuries and deaths in children due to playing with firearms.
At Red Lake five students and two staff members were killed. “When the most innocent, elementary school children, are the victims it feels even more tragic” (Koone, 2014, p. 165). During the year 1994 an act was passed. The act was known as the Gun free school act. This act imposed that a federal requirement for one year; stating expulsion from school.
Presidential candidates like Ben Carson also commented on the shooting, saying what he would have done in the situation as a victim. This event, along with the other shootings in the past few years, have raised questions over the security in the nation. Shootings and bombings have happened on the streets, in schools, and in workplaces, causing many people to worry about themselves and their families. But with people taking sides over what to do with gun control laws, politicians and citizens will have to compromise to make achievements toward a safer United
An each time there is a school shooting, I pray that it is the last school shooting, but it is not. There is always going to be another school shooting. That is not the part that breaks my heart, the part that breaks heart is watching others students go through the same things that I went and am still going through. Sophomore student Gabe Parker, someone who I thought was my friend, brought a handgun to my high school on January 23, 2018, and at 7:57 a.m. central time, opened fire on my classmates, killing 2, injuring 19 others. That is not the worst part.
The Parkland shooting in Florida. A tragic school shooting in mid-February of 2018 has the whole country spinning circles around more gun control. My opinion and stand point on this subject is to open readers eyes to the fact that it simply will not work. The students pushing for more gun control are starting marches that have affected the schools around the nation in a walkout in March of 2018. This walkout was for the awareness that students don’t feel safe in their hometown schools and also bringing awareness for the seventeen students who lost their lives during the shooting.
Additionally, on average there are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year in the United States.” David Frum, Daily Beast and CNN contributor, stated, “About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds." This 2018 there was a mass shooting in a school at Parkland, Florida. 17 students and staff died at Stoneman Douglas High School. It was just supposed to be a normal Valentines day, but it turned out being the day that 17 lives were taken. Students all over America have protested, showing bravery
In the past, offenders of all ages have committed crimes (some as young as 8yrs. old). Many people question “how can a person at a very young age be able to commit a crime and understand their plan of action?” Many of the youthful offenders have been inspired to commit the crime through either watching the news about a criminal case, on television, or even as well as releasing the pain the offender has experienced during his/her life. Many of these youthful offenders are suffering from mental disorders, just like this tragic event that took place on February 1996 in Moses Lake, Washington, at Frontier Middle School. A school shooting was committed by fourteen year old student, Barry Dale Loukaitis.
There should be more security guards or policemen at schools because of the fact that someone can carry out a deadly assault. Maybe not using so much technology, but using more security guards that can patrol in and outside the school. With the use of security guards the chances of a shooting happening is slim, not only that, but with armed policemen it also helps stop people from thinking about doing something bad. Using technology doesn’t stop an active shooter because it can’t do anything but catch or alert that there is a shooter, even with students’ help they can throw things and give enough time to catch the shooter. But with security guards and police they are the ones that can stop a shooter.