Valentine’s Day 2018, the Day Without Love. On February 14, 2018, an active shooter went into a high school in Parkland Florida and killed 17 people. Some people believe that new gun laws need to be in place to prevent school shootings. However some believe that taking away guns will not stop a person who wants to harm others. School shootings have became a big problem in the United States and something needs to be done to stop them from happening.
According to the National Household Survey on drug use and health services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol because of peer pressure (www.familyfirstaid.org). Ray Bradbury's short story, ''All Summer in a Day" shows how Margot is a victim of peer pressure because of the other students incapability to stand up for her because of a bully. Therefor, by learning how peer pressure works, you figure out how peer pressure could influence you and how it could be used for acceptable and unacceptable causes. Generally speaking, the other students in the story are influenced by William because of their fear of being left out, and his vocal authority. The other students are also somewhat feeling peer pressure as well because they don't want to be left out.
One Of the most recognized roles in the community of Yuma, Arizona is that the prison took on the role as Yuma's first high school. The prison was no longer operational when the high school was put into place. The school was held on the second floor of the prison where the prison’s hospital used to be. This would lead to outsiders calling the high schooler's criminals because their high school was in a prison. The name would stick and soon when the actual high school was built the criminals would be their mascot.
Did you know that over 3.2 million students get bullied before they reach high school? This is why the novel Speak is a suggested book to start off high school for incoming freshman who may have felt violated in a way. Speak is a novel about a freshman named Melinda Sordino who gets sexually assaulted by a senior named Andy Evans during a summer party in August, which is why she had to call the cops. Doing so ruined her reputation and this incident had scar her. Her biggest problem throughout the book is to speak up or to tell someone this had happen, which is a common problem in today’s generation of teens.
The case should have been reevaluated because he was given such an irrational sentencing due to the judge’s bias in favor of Turner’s social status and race. If you are familiar with current events, you may have heard of the case of a young college student attempting to rape/sodomize an unconscious woman and only received a sentence of six months and was released in three. The media has been buzzing about the case of Brock Turner and how his sentence was merely a slap on the wrist for the heinous crime. It was reported that two
The Parkland shooting is one of many school shootings, that have brought light to the subject of gun violence in schools, and it is clear, if it hasn’t been one already, that gun regulation needs to change. In 1999, Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, walked into Columbine High School with shotguns, automatic weapons, and homemade pipe bombs, and killed 13 people, as well as, wounding 20 others, before killing themselves. Close to13 years after the massacre at Columbine, on December 14, 2012, another major school shooting took place in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This time, 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into the elementary school and murdered 20 children between the ages of 5 and 10, as well as, 6 adult faculty members, before killing himself. He used a semi-automatic, AR-15 as well.
But during my sophomore year in high school, everything didn’tseem togo the way I wantedto be.And it was because of the injury I had, my life completely change since. This long story begins with a goal that I made for myselfduring my freshman year in high school; I wanted to play high school basketball for four years straight, and this goal seems pretty neat for me.Because Texas is a very competitive state for both basketball and football, so making it to the team is not easy. I went to ahigh schoolthat was ranked
Casey Cruz Miss. Douglass Speech & Debate/ P.1 December 7, 2015 The Suspension or Expulsion of Self Defense at School In elementary school I once witnessed a bully pick on a little kid in a library. I stepped in to stop the bully, telling him to go away multiple times, he then pushed me away and pushed the kid against the wall. The bully and I started fighting trying to protect the kid who was being thrown around like a rag doll. It was soon stopped by security and we were both suspended for 3 days.
A perfect example is a kid who’s at school and is about to walk out of class,but the only thing that stops him from walking out is the thought of what his consequences are going to be when he gets home. Now the consequences for the victim take a toll on the body and mind.What the victims go through after the crime is called Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTA). According to “rapecrisis.org.za” the physical affects of RTA can include pregnacy, sexually transmitted diseases,sleep disturbances , and eating disturbances.The mental trauma of rape includes: increased fear and anxeity,self blame and guilt, and becoming suicidal these affects are very severe. So before any person decides to rape anyone they should think of the
The Enoch Brown School Massacre, July 26th, 1764. It may appear that we have been living with school violence for quite some time now. There is no doubt that the violence at schools has become more prominent since the 1960’s, but still is a part of our history. Do we need to come to grips with reality and understand that this possibility is here to stay and we need to find ways to correct it to keep our children safer? Second, in 1999 when the massacre at Columbine High School happened, I remember this country standing much more together; there wasn’t this defiance against our neighbor because they thought something different.