Last year, my junior year, was exciting for me because back then I knew that I was literally one year away from being a senior, but I also faced some very difficult challenges. One of the biggest challenges that I had faced last year was being kicked out of my first high school, Villa Angela- St. Joseph, for reasons that I feft were not as serious as the things other people were doing, but in reality, it was not about anyone else, it was about me. I was in trouble. I had to accept and own up to the responsibility and consequences of my actions. Although I had some pretty hard setbacks, I did have great times as well.
Certainly, it was still a good one, but it wasn’t what my family expected. But if you ask me what school I preferred, it will be the school I learned, graduated from, thanks to it, I went to the high school that I want. It looked like I was getting back to the path my family chose but contrary to their prediction, something else happened. At that time, I was about to turn 17. I used to study Chemistry quite well but in the second year of high school, the curriculum became increasingly difficult, and my tutor quit her job.
Juvenile Delinquents Knox County Career Canter (KCCC) has a special place in my heart and in my life. It is where I went to high school my junior and senior year. While I attended, it was under a different administration and I experienced the discipline first hand. While I attended, the administration was harsh and was quick to expel, thus making it difficult for students to succeed and graduate once in trouble. In 2014 Mrs. Kathy Greenich became the superannuant and brought a new way of thinking to the discsapline of the students.
We got into so much trouble throughout all of high school and squashed so many opportunities and positive things we had coming our way. Unfortunately for Mitch one of the times we got involved with the police as minors he was stripped of his lacrosse season and wrestling season. This was junior year, it ended up being awful for him because this drained his motivation, he had once been an honor roll student and no longer was anymore, he had scholarships for lacrosse pending and made it to state competitions for wrestling (which he had been doing for over ten years, since he was a little kid). Since all of his motivation was drained from this he began to get into even deeper into trouble, using more dangerous drugs, using drugs all the time as an escape, and never even played sports senior year because he just didn’t care
In several interviews, such as an interview of Evan Ramsey the 1997 Bethel Regional High School shooter, school shooters admit to feeling mentally unstable. In this interview, Ramsey goes into specifics about his exceptionally difficult childhood stating that he shifted “back and forth between abusive foster homes after his mother lost herself to alcohol and his father passed away.” (Demer) In many school-shooting cases, the students committing the crime had several similarities in their backstories. These particular scarring events from their past had serious effects on their mental health.
Now right in that very moment, there is definitely something wrong with the security system in the high school. It was reported that their surveillance system was actually 20min behind real time. This allowed Nikolas to slip into the crowd. Another problem was that officers were stationed at the building, so where were they during the school shooting? Well I can tell you that an officer named Scot Peterson locked up at the West entrance of the school, and remained outside while he SHOULD of went into the building, confronted the gunman, then killed the gunman.
Also the counselors can go through the necessary classes so that they can prepare kids for college life. I know this because 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying and 20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying. However, When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the
Out of all these scary incidents that have been happening, there has been unfair punishment happening also. Just like with all things, parts of it will be unfair. Schools need to work on this even more than most. For example, at Unionville-Sebewaing Area High School there was a gun threat made against the school by a student. The students who were in there 2nd period classes were forced to stay in their classrooms and could not leave.
Despite all of the unhealthy antagonisms I faced before graduating from high school, I pursued the new milestone of my life as a distance education student. And after two months of being a DE student, I made some realizations to prove that my high school classmates were wrong. First, I compared my experiences as a residential student before my college life with my new experiences as a distance learner and realized that distance education has differences to the typical residential learning.
“You will always be my best friend,” words that seemed so unbreakable at the time. Middle of my freshman year, and I sat in history, right next to my so-called “best friend” not saying a word. People always say that your friends in high school change, but I certainly did not think that would come true my freshman year. Everything happened so suddenly, one week we were hanging out, and the next, we were trying to avoid eye contact in the hallway. I understood that friends fight, and we had fought several times, but this one had a different vibe to it, I could tell things were changing.