Students today live their day-to-day lives in constant fear of what seems inevitable. The United States has one of the highests rates of school shootings in the world. Society has become so desensitized to these shootings that they are no longer shocked to hear about another school falling victim to it. Even when students take a stand against gun violence, the only solution offered to them is a proposition to arm teachers. However, bringing more guns into a school will only further deteriorate the situation.
Do K-12 Schools Need Armed Guards? Since 2013, there have been 160 school shootings in the United States. Security in schools has been a major debate lately. With all of the recent school shootings; our teachers, students, parents and communities are afraid and worried that our students are in danger and that they don’t have secure protection. Their concern is justified because student safety rests in the hands of teachers and administrators who, in most cases, have never had any training in violent crisis situations.
Handling guns and being able to shoot, then will greatly decrease school shootings. If teachers can handle guns easily, then the school shootings will decrease if all the teachers carry guns. There is not to many teachers signing up for the carry license holders on guns, but if we got a gun for each one of the teachers in the whole school could be much safer and they would not have to wait on police and first responders to come and take down the gunman but the custodians could do that too. All teachers should have a safe in there room to keep their weapons and guns just in case there was a shooter in the school they could easily get to the safe in enough time and get the shooter (Griffin). If teachers get their license for guns their should all be carrying guns
Teachers carrying licensed firearms to school Throughout the issues of gun control, gun control has been a wide spread concern for many people. The concerns for arming teachers with fire arms or limiting the mass production of fire arms and ammunition has always surfaced in the public for avoiding more mass shootings. Most states in America has proposed a law in which teachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons in classrooms. People in a handful of states strongly believe that to fight school shootings, some teachers should be armed and undergo many strict regulations and fire arm training. States like Colorado pushes for concealed guns in K-12 schools and “Proponents of the legislation say it will improve safety in the country’s schools”.
Many schools in today’s society suffer from shootings at some point while children are attending school. Shootings in schools are not a new occurrence, and America has dealt with multiple shootings in public schools in which the lives of many children and teachers have been undeservingly taken (Elliott 528). Because of school shootings, this leaves our children in danger with no way to protect themselves. Gun violence in schools is an evident problem, and there are several ways to reduce the number of incidents, such as mental health screening for owners of guns, interconnectedness of communities, and more school funding. The problem with gun violence in schools has existed for years, and something should be done to eliminate the problem that endangers students who attend schools every day.
Also, a profoundly controversial idea would be allowing teachers to have guns. Of course, not all teachers have guns, but if they already have a concealed carry license, which is nearly impossible to obtain in our state, they should be able to carry on school grounds just like anywhere else since they’ve already received the necessary training. The point is that if we try to lessen the number of guns as several people advocate for we will actually lessen safety because the criminals will still be able to acquire their guns illegally leaving innocent people exposed and not able to defend
While some may argue that these children should be responsible for the mass killings of innocent people, they forget that they are dependent on their commanders. Their commanders constantly supply them with food, money, and drugs, making them rely more and more on their commanders for these supplies. Although these children did kill many people, they were unaware of their actions when ordered to commit this crime therefore should not be held accountable. Certainly it could be said that children enlisted in the military want to avenge the death of loved ones; while this is a good point, it fails to account for how clueless these children were about soldier life. These child soldiers think that being enlisted will lead to a more secure life with shelter and food, unfortunately they do not realize what they have to do in order to receive that kind of life.
Also, to prevent this even more, my school has a gate around it and if you want to come on the campus, you must be buzzed in by a school administrator. This method allows the school to know and control who’s coming in and what they are doing. In conclusion, the shootings were a result of gun control issues, and because of this, my life is different than my parents’ lives were when they were kids. They were tragic events that impacted many and affected all of our lives. Even though these horrible events happen and many people are outraged about them, nothing seems to change.
So therefor people believe banning guns will solve the problem of school shootings. Yes the shootings are awful but there are many other solution to stop school shootings like having more officers and locking the doors 24/7. The United states has had a lot of homi cides and yes many of them have been done with guns but that doesn't mean all of them were done with guns. There was around 11,500 homicides done with guns in 2006 and the rates are all over the place nowadays but out of the millions of people in this world that is not that many of people yes it's really say that they had to die like that but there is really not that many people. Most people are either all about banning guns or dont want them banned but everyone has their own opinions and can express them in their own
If we give teachers gun the number of school shootings and the amount of young children dying will go down. The children that lost friends to school shooting or are afraid of one happening will feel safer. A child is not supposed to worry about their safety at school. Only the teachers that pass a series of test will get a gun. That is why I believe teachers should be able to carry concealed weapons and make the school and students
According to History (2015) the shootings “Harris and Klebold had carried out the shootings as retaliation for being bullied.” The statement is speculation there is no proven reason for the shooting to have occurred. With the information collected from the videos the boys made and testimonies from other students the boys had a senesce of hate for the world and spoke of hurting people. With expert speculation there was also thought of a personality disorder from signs displayed by Harris. Columbine School shooting is a perfect example of why bullying and the monitor of behavior needs to be a schools main focus for student safety. There are many different factors that can lead to student to the fringe.
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