Not only does the state of Florida not restrict who can buy a gun, but it is illegal for them to keep a database of all the people who own guns, according to USA today. This needs to change. There is nothing protecting the citizens of Florida from tragedies like the shooting at Majority Stoneman Douglas High School from occurring again. People need to realize that this is not an either gun or mental health issue. It is the fact that gun control laws do not stop the mentally ill from obtaining a dangerous firearm.
An example of this is the Morse v. Frederick case. This case all started when Joseph Frederick and some of his friends held up a banner at a school-supervised event to see the Olympic torch passed through their town. The banner read ‘Bong Hits 4 Jesus” and was largely written on a fourteen foot banner. The Principle, Deborah Morse, preceded to ask the students to take down the banner because it was against one of their school policies. That
Of course, banning prayer is illegal, which is why prayer is not banned, but prayer led by school officials or prayers officiated by the school are. The laws, in actuality, ban prayer led by the school or a school official. While a valid argument, it is incorrect. Some may say banning prayer in schools is a violation of the first amendment, but it is not the act of prayer that is banned, but prayer endorsed by the school that is
Just because a book has racial slurs, doesn’t mean it should be banned. Students hear racial commentary each and every day at school, so what good will banning a book do? It isn’t going to shelter students from racial jokes, because they will just hear them at school. Movies poke fun at different races, but they aren’t banned. Banning the book simply
The First Amendment Free Speech Clause requires courts and school districts to weigh and balance the need for a safe, orderly school environment conductive to learning and guarantee the right to speak or engage in expressive activity (Darden, 2006). This means that if students are not disturbing others from learning then they are allowed to express their selves freely. This resides back to the Tinker verse Des Moines ICSD case, when principals suspended students for wearing black armbands in protest of the Vietnam War. The Supreme Court ruled in favor for the students stating that school officials must demonstrate that the speech would disrupt school activities, which in this case it did not (Darden, 2006). Speech is not just considered
The amendment states, “Congress shall make no laws… abridging the freedom of speech… or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,” yet it is commonly known that teachers and students cannot openly discuss religious beliefs before a public classroom. One can logically conclude that there are legal limits to a citizen’s freedom of speech in varying venues. So, concerning non-private sites for presentations, all legal limitations as constitutionally outlined must be met and confirmed by a screening process before the speech may be
Although, it could lead to alcohol, drugs and gangs, curfews won’t impede teen from getting in trouble. According to the article , it explains that, “Curfews don’t lower teen crime. Curfews don’t teens from getting into trouble. Teens who want to perpetrate a crime won’t let a curfew stop them.” Because not all teens listen, not all teens will accept a curfew. The Greasers did not have a curfew.On the other hand, not having a curfew could lead into drugs, and gangs.
"To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity,"- Nelson Mandela. This quote refers to Fortas' and Black's story about students that wear armbands to school. A student's rights should not be taken. The school officials took their rights away by making them take off their armbands or receive suspension. It was not a burden to anyone else.
School searches have been debated for as long as they have been conducted. Debates are based on keeping the bad things out of the school and invading students privacy. School searches should not be conducted because of invasion of private property, parents, and mental stableness. Invasion of private property is wrong and it should not happen. When the drug dogs come in and start walking through the school they can smell just about anything.
In PBS’ “Stickup Kid”, a man named Alonza Thomas was threatened with a gun by a man and was ordered to rob a store when he was trying to go back home. Alonza tried and failed to rob the store and was charged as an adult and given 13 years of jail time. This evidence shows how unfairly he was charged for a crime he was forced to do. Alonza had no choice but to commit the crime because the man put him into a position between life and death and Alonza had no choice but to save his own life. In Adam Foss’ TED talk the speaker says, “In the fall of 2009, a young man was arrested...He was 18 years old..He had his sights set on college but his part time minimum-wage job wasn’t providing the financial support he needed to enroll in school...In a series of bad decisions he stole 30 laptops from a store and sold them on the Internet.”(Adam Foss).
Little Rock Nine enrolled the beginning of the day the Arkansas National Guard 's turned away the students. The first day of school the African American cars were pelted with rocks along with death threats screamed at the students. These nine students made history that later became a big part of the Civil Rights Movement. Experiences that the students went through on their first day of school is something that no person should ever experience. One student went through having acid was thrown in her face, the other pushed down the stairs.
When Eminem was just nine years old, a bully at school beat him up so badly that he spend an entire week in a coma. Number Three: Subliminal Beef. Rap giants Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and Kanye have all targeted Eminem through their music, and he has allegedly had "subliminal beef" with them for a long time. It looks like the rappers have been sending hidden messages to each other for years. Number Two: Size Matters.
In New Jersey v T.L.O a vice-principal believed a student was violating the law. The vice principal searched a student 's bag and found evidence the student was dealing drugs. The court said that the search of a student by a school official will be justified when there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the search will turn up evidence that is violating school code or the law. In the case of Klump v. Nazareth Area School District school officials did not see a drug related text message until after the school searched the cell phone. The court said that it 's only lawful to search if the official has reasonable grounds to suspect the search will provide evidence the student has violated school rules and if the search is related to the reasoning for the initial search.