Over two thirds of American parents are concerned about their children’s safety at school following the Columbine Massacre (Madfis, 2016) and other high-profile school shootings in the US. Are their concerns justified? Having examined a report by (Borum, Cornell, Modzeleski, & Jimerson, 2010) which addresses this question by reviewing a range of empirical evidence, I feel as though it is safe to say that American schools are safe and the publicity of the rare shooting cases creates a grandiose perception of danger and causes unnecessary fear. The report also explains why there is a miscomprehension regarding the occurrence of school shootings and provides insight on how school shootings could be prevented. The first ‘desperate’ measures following the school shootings were to suggest that teachers should have handguns with them
What could possibly be done to prevent these situations? The killers behind the Columbine High School, Thurston High School, and Heath High School shootings have shown the American public just how quickly a school can become a place that no longer feels safe. These threatening children must be sought out before another school becomes nationally recognized for a shooting. In some cases, killers are not shaped by society, but by genetics. This was a major factor in Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold’s decision to shoot up
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
Oftentimes when a mass shooting occurs, people debate gun control laws more profoundly. A solution to help prevent school shootings from happening would be to increase the amount of laws surrounding guns, and controlling the way guns are obtained.
They have recently been more publicized, and the number of casualties and victims has increased greatly in the past few years. Traumatic shootings like the Sandy Hook Elementary School and recent live television shooting that killed two people have brought up concerns over gun control. Politicians have been weighing in over the past few years, debating over stricter gun control laws. President Obama has spoken about the Oregon shooting, advocating for stricter laws and also voicing his concerns about stopping the next shooting. Presidential candidates like Ben Carson also commented on the shooting, saying what he would have done in the situation as a victim.
When seconds count the police are only minutes away or, in the case of my high school, they are only an hour away. When a school shooting or stabbing happens you want your children to be standing directly behind the police officer; but, what if that’s not possible? What if a blizzard happens and the police have trouble finding your school? If a police officer is not present when a school shooting happens, you want your children to be near the next best thing, an armed teacher who knows how to, and can, protect them. Truth be told, there is very few ways to prevent an attack on a school.
The proposal for arming teachers and staff as an emergency measure is definitely an example of this sort of reactionary approach, which does not leave much room for substantial dialogue based on comprehensive analysis. Armed police officers on campuses, tightened control of access to school buildings via identification cards, codes or metal detectors are among the most immediate security measures taken by the administrations right after a mass shooting in a school setting (Jonson, 2017, p. 962). Given years of
And that’s what people need to think about when it comes to the topic of gun safety for children. "There are two ways to prevent children from dying in gun accidents: child-proof the gun and gun-proof the child…. 'Gun-proofing' a child involves ongoing, repeated education coupled with constant vigilance. "(ProQuest Staff) They should try to look at it from a different perspective before they join the side of people who feel that it would be best if kids learned gun safety with more of a hands on approach. This issue even got president Obama to give a speech and express how he really personally felt about it, he said that he was ashamed to live in a society where we can barely protect our kids from things like guns.
But for someone who is willing to take others lives they could easily get them illegally by means of purchasing them illegally or possibly stealing them, or in most cases if a parent has a firearm a child or whoever could easily get to that firearm. And for anyone who could possibly oppose that we put stricter laws on getting guns is simply blind to the sad and awful reality that children cant even attend school without the fear of someone coming in that school and do something as terrible as open fire on innocent students. The frightening truth is that on average science 2013 there is approximately 1 school shooting every week that sums up to about 300 shootings and that 's
Teachers Carrying Guns By:Mark Roessner So far there have been shootings across the US in schools. To address the problem, President Trump has come out with a few ideas and suggestions that will hopefully preserve children safety at schools. Those ideas are not without their critics, pros and cons. Trump listened to a couple victims and parents of victims tell their mournful story and came out with a suggestion.“I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns” to have a permit to carry concealed firearms in schools.” Is what Mr.Trump says. I feel like this is the correct way to address this menace of school shootings, teachers will be prepared if the worst happens.
I understand shootings have happened in the past at schools, but I don’t think having police officers in the school is going to stop someone from shooting someone if they really wanted. It seems to me that the police officers are affecting more things in the school than actually helping. If the police officers are going to stay in schools I think they should only interfere when they are needed, for example when there is violence happening. I think that punishment should be by the schools principle or school board, like it used to be. I cannot seem to understand why I police officer would arrest a four year old child, I feel like they should be smarter than that and should know
In the end school shootings have been a big problem and over the years the government has done many things to protect us from deaths by firearms and school shootings. They have been making it harder and harder to obtain a firearm which is really what was necessary to do. Making it difficult to get a firearm into a school and knowing how to handle a school shooting situation will save lives if anything were to happen like that again. I feel gun control laws will get stricter and the schools and world will get safer.
Your child could be caught up in the next school shooting, and be killed. If only your school cared enough for their students and had a security guard, they would have been able to prevent the whole thing. Schools today still need more security, but how much security they have today, and what more security can and will prevent. Schools need more security today, we can reduce how many people die to school shootings each
A simple way to stop school shootings in our district would be by eliminating all the factors that form a school shooter. Most school shooter suffered from bullying or had some sort of mental illness. In order to minimize the chance of a kid becoming a school shooter, we need to increase awareness. By increasing awareness not only will teachers be looking after suspicious behavior but students as well.
I feel that the people ever allowed to bring guns onto school grounds are law enforcement. Many people, such as myself, would not feel safe being in a school environment being around people with guns on their hip. We come to school to learn and to hopefully feel safe, but having tons of people with guns on them would not make me feel safe whatsoever. Yes, if there ever was a school shooting on campus, it could help bring the victim level down if there is someone in the area of the shooter. School shootings are pretty rare even though they have been more frequent recently.