School safety is a very controversial topic in the U.S. There are many cases of people questioning the safety of schools. Recent school shootings raised concerns over school safety. While this has received a lot of attention, other things such as drugs, ara problem in schools. Even teachers have spoken out about the lack of safety of their schools. There are cases where school officials are not doing their jobs. Bullying continues to be a problem in schools and so does violence. U.S. schools must improve the security and the safety of their students and staff.
Drugs are still a problem in school. According to E. Fitzgerald, studies show that children still do drugs, or know someone who does drugs in schools. “Over 60% of teens claim drugs are used on school grounds”(Fitzgerald). Over the years, schools have not been doing anything to prevent this. Teens revealed that, “1 in 5 of their classmates either drink, use drugs, or smoke during school hours on school grounds” (Fitzgerald). More studies show that, “17% of high school students use drugs daily.” Kids in schools know someone who either does drugs, or sells drugs on school grounds (“School”). Even private schools have experienced drug problems. Drugs are a big problem in schools, because of the lack of good security in schools.
Some teachers around the U.S. do not feel safe in their schools. Y. Steinbuch reported that students at a New Jersey high school showed support for their teacher who was suspended by protesting.
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Drugs make a person insane and wacky, and that is definitely not needed at school because there is a major populace there. Also, selling or secretly putting a drug in them that they could be highly allergic to could injure or kill them easily. Drugs can kill somebody just as easy as a gun can. Random locker searches are good because of drugs and other violent weapons and chemicals.
If you haven’t been keeping up with today’s debates, then I advise you should. You might know many of the top topics that people have always argued over for a hundred years now like abortion, the legal drinking age, and the death penalty, but what I am going to talk about is none of these, I’ve chosen instead everyone’s favorite topic which of course is gun control! Gun control has been a huge topic of discussion in the United States today. Recently, there has been many unpleasant events that have happened involving guns, and if you haven’t kept up much with the news and are wondering why is this certain issue being brought up a lot here recently? Then let me to tell you.
The World We Created "Who cares. Whatever. Not my problem. " These are the ignorant thoughts of many when confronted with the option of helping, the option of possibly being part of ending the misery of others. Indifference, the insensitivity, the carelessness, the alienation of human thoughts, actions, and words are willingly a danger to all.
School shootings are happening much more often, and a lot of schools aren’t doing much about it. From 1999 to 2011 the average school shooting were about two to three a year, now there are close to twenty-five a year. I think that a successful way to keep school shootings from happening would be to arm our teachers. Sure, putting guns in our school could give mischievous kids more of an opportunity to make bad decisions, but I doubt it. If kids knew that there were guns in the school than they wouldn’t want to start a school shooting because they themselves wouldn’t want to get hurt.
Yet another school shooting. Yet another headline and yet no action. This is Dylan Gosselin, let's talk about how the US government thinks that school shootings are ok. You might feel like I'm a bit harsh, however, I don’t know if I really am. There was a school shooting massacre that took place in Parkland, Florida, with 17 victims the only thing that the government did was basically give their condolences to the families.
There are 340 teacher vacancies and ninety-seven special-ed vacancies. Furthermore, the teacher to student ratio is roughly 1:18. Teachers take days off to protest against the school conditions, which hinders students learning more. The students don’t care enough about school and look up to bad role models and follow in their footsteps. This is why violent crimes main causes are poverty, blight in neighborhoods, and the school
On February 14, 2018, a nineteen year old male walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 rifle. The shooter killed 17 students, dropped his gun, and then disguised himself as a student and ran out with them. The shooter was eventually taken into custody. This shooter has done more to separate this country than ISIS ever could have imagined.
When was it ever a smart idea to broadcast bad situations like it was entertainment? People see horrific situations and the media constantly replays it like it’s supposed to be praised. School shootings shouldn’t be heard of at all and it makes it hard to ignore bad situations when people are jumping to hear about the next bad event. Media coverage of school shootings should not be overly broadcasted because it can cause more problems in the end.
School shootings are a reoccurring problem in the United States. As of 2018, there have been over 18 school shootings in America (Cuddy). However, this is nothing new to us. Every year they are countless reports of school shootings ending in injury or death. It should be obvious that schools are the safest place for parents to send their children during the day, the sad truth is, it is not.
Not along ago in malden massachusetts a massacre happen a intruder in malden public school get in and killed 97 kids, and 11 teachers and he committed suicide. Many of you could think that, that 's a horrible incident. Now i say what if every kid would of have a firearm and adults. Now imagine every kid and adult having firearms when the intruder get in school. To his surprise he found every kid with a gun and teacher there wouldn 't have any deaths except his.
Drugs affect the learning, the physical growth, and the motivation of our children. It is unacceptable to stand by and watch our kids destroy their health, their bodies, and their future by using drugs, because they
The biggest problem I can think of in our school and community are drugs and alcohol. There kids driving and coming to school high and drunk every day. Kids get reckless while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. There have been many accidents because of the substances. I believe we should have to be drug tested to be able to drive to school or operate any of the equipment we use or have.
Being safe at school is something that a person shouldn’t have to worry, about but it has become a concern for a lot of parents, teachers, and school administration. Increasing security in high school, middle school, and elementary school would help control and protect the kids from possible threats, as well as creating a safe learning environment and show kids that police officers are good people. Most middle and high schools nowadays have resource officers in the building or some sort of security within the school. In 2007 only 40% of schools in the country had a school resource officer on campus (James and McCallion 11). From a study done by The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice services, they reported that “‘an overwhelming majority of students and staff feel safe at school’ as a result of school resource officers (SROs) being present in school buildings” (Weiler and Cray).
Bullying in Schools What seems fun and harmless for some students, is painful and degrading to others. Bullying has been a critical issue around schools, but before it was not as dangerous and know as it is now. These do not means bullying was not happening, it means it was not taken into consideration by parents or teachers. They thought it was just peer pressure or a kids game, and sooner or later the kids would be friends again. At one point, bullies think it’s normal to be mean and abusive to other students.
When one hears "school security" these days, the word that goes with it is "tighten." Indeed, given both external threats and unruly (sometimes violent) student behavior, it makes sense to think that the most sensible course of action is to err on the side of more stringent measures, harsher sanctions and less permissive administration. It largely comes down to liability - whenever an individual with a history of troubled or criminal behavior snaps or becomes involved in an incident severe enough to attract government or media attention, many of the questions asked in the aftermath are variations on "why was this person not in jail. " The same applies to schools, where administrators often end up having to justify themselves to parents and