Persuasive Speech On School Violence

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How many times have you or your children been victims of violence or intimidation and how many times have you been left feeling abandoned, demoralized and full of despair because no one would lift a finger to help you? How many times have you seen the person who had offended you walk away with only a slap on the wrist? The truth is that we are all alone when it comes to dealing with any form of aggressive behavior, especially from children. Do you ever wonder why schools have so much violence? It is because children tend to take violence into their own hands, without addressing adults. The innocent children are usually the owns forced into the violence without a chance to decide whether or not they want to be a part of it. Schools should not be a place of fear. It should be a place where students enjoy themselves, but because of the uprising violence throughout the school systems, it is now the place where children fear to go.…show more content…
Youth violence is a considerable public problem that affects thousands of young people each day, and in turn, affects…show more content…
There are some estimates that in the early 1990s, as many as 250,000 guns were brought into schools across the country on any given day. Many teens know just where to find guns in their homes, as well as ammunition. Additionally, it is possible to acquire knives and guns legally and illegally in many areas without too much trouble. Combine this availability of weapons with the hormonal changes going on in teenagers, and the stresses of modern life, and it is not terribly surprising that school violence is a
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