On January 6th, 2023, Abby Zwerner, a 25-year-old teacher, was shot at Richneck Elementary School by a 6-year-old in her classroom. This student had previous behavior issues. According to sources this young boy once said he wanted to light his teacher on fire and watch her die. Zwerner and numerous other teachers reported to administration about this student's behavior issues however they were ignored. One incident was this student barricaded the doors so that teachers and students could not get out. Another incident was reported that the male student choked a teacher until she could not breathe. A few more examples include him cursing staff out and trying to whip classmates with his belt. These are a few behaviors that were reported to administrators …show more content…
Zwerner reported to Assistant principal Dr. Ebony Parker that the student seemed off and was in a violent mood. Later in the day another teacher reported that the boy had been telling his friends that he had a gun. The teacher searched his backpack however there was no gun to be found. The teacher told Parker however she brushed it off and did not search the backpack. That day at recess the shooter showed another student the gun and threatened to shoot him if he told anyone. At this time two teachers and the guidance counselor told Parker about these incidents. The teachers were told to not search the backpack because his mom would be coming to pick him up soon (Hammond, 2023). Forty-five minutes after this incident, Zwerner was shot while sitting at her reading table. Luckily no other students during this incident were physically harmed however the emotional damage these students faced will be something they have to deal with for the rest of their lives. The day before, the boy was suspended for slamming and breaking Zwerners phone (Hammond, 2023). Typically he is accompanied by either his mother or father to school however this was the first week they were not in class with him. Unfortunately, school shootings happen more often than we know because they are not …show more content…
The school system failed the many victims that have been the outcome of these failures. This student was suspended the day before the shooting for a violent act and had multiple reports of violent acts. He was brought back to school, reported to have a gun, no gun was found, and then shortly after shot his teacher in the chest. On this day administrators failed Abby Zwerner putting her and her students in great danger. There were multiple instances before this day where the school board and administration could have provided this student with the help he needed. At one point, Abby Zwerner emailed the school board with her concerns and was ignored. Before this day there are many records of attempts to get this student either pulled out of the classroom and the help he needed. Notably the day of the shooting there were also multiple times that administration could have prevented this incident. This was a failure in the system that caused harm to
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On April 10th, 2017, a gunman walked into an elementary school classroom and opened fire. Killing a total of four people, two students, an adult, and the gunman himself. What makes this case strange is who the gunman was after. On Monday, Cedric Anderson walked into his wife’s, Karen Smith, special needs classroom. Smith had around fifteen special needs children in the classroom at the time when Anderson opened fired.
The relatives of teenager Jaylen Fryberg claim they are currently living in a nightmare as they try to understand why the 14-year-old student went on a shooting rampage at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington, U.S. The police are still reportedly piecing together the motive for the tragic shooting that happened at the school last Friday, Oct. 24, where Jaylen Fryberg targeted his cousins and friends before shooting himself. It has been confirmed by the Snohomish County sheriff’s office that the on-scene crime investigation has been completed with the 0.40 calibre handgun used in the shooting already recovered. Jaylen Fryberg’s relatives confirmed as well that the teenager targeted his two cousins, Nate Hatch and Andrew Fryberg.
Minutes after the police arrived, the shooter got out of the classroom, shooting at two detectives. They fired three shots in return, hitting him once. After two minutes of shooting, Harper went back into the classroom and committed suicide with one shot to his head. No officers were injured whatsoever. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said via Twitter that one shotgun, two pistols and four rifles were found at his house, while another rifle and five different pistols were found at
These spaces are considered gun free zones, and an individual is not allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Goldberg next moves to emphasize cases where an armed individual has stopped a mass shooting. “In 1997, a disturbed high-school student named Luke Woodham stabbed his mother and then shot and killed two people at Pearl High School, in Pearl Mississippi. He then began driving toward a nearby junior high to continue his shooting spree, but the assistant principal of the high school, Joel Myrick,
On February 14, 2018, a mass shooting occurred in Parkland Florida. The shooter, Nicholas Cruz, opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen innocent students were shot and killed, while 17 others were injured. In my first article, Parkland Gunman Was Still Firing When Police Arrived on a Gruesome Scene by Patricia Mazzei, we learn that Cruz had not ceased fire even after police had arrived.
They found out that the shooters were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Eric Harris was 18. Dylan Klebold was 17. These two boys were bullied all the time by most of the school. Also they were the social outcast of the school.
On the 110th birthday of Adolf Hitler on April 20th, 1999, the most notorious school shooting in America occurred. Eric Harris and Dylan Kelbold shot and killed 12 of their peers as well as a teacher at Columbine high school in Littleton, Colorado. The tragic event sent shockwaves across America and lead to massive changes in public school safety. Serious discussions of having SROs (School Resource Officers) at every school and combating gun rights were some main takeaways people had after Columbine. These issues, however, were not the way shootings like Columbine could have been prevented.
Adam looked up and saw the source of his agony sit down in a chair across the room. Adam grabbed the gun from his bag and took his aim, and pulled the trigger.¨ School violence is at an all time high. School shootings and other illegal activities are not uncommon in schools. Teachers currently are not armed, and can do very little to protect the students in their classroom. Teachers should be allowed to be armed during school hours, because they can protect their students, keep the school a safe place, and prevent other illegal activities.
When the terrible acts were finished, the two ended their lives at the crime scene. This has gone down in history as one of the worst high school shootings ever. After the catastrophic event, people were in shock and in fear for their lives. The majority of people would not have assumed that two young 17 and 18-year-olds would have been capable of such evil.
At about 9:30, when he first arrived at school, Adam Lanza sprayed bullets at the glass in one of the doors, and then he walked through the opening the bullets created. The school principal, Dawn Hoschusburg, and school psychologist, Mary Scherlach burst into the hall after hearing the gunshots. Adam Lanza shot and killed them, and headed
Hypothetically, a law is passed stating that teachers are allowed to carry guns in school. In a sick twisted world, the teacher becomes the school shooter. Your student is in class and their teacher pulls out their government funded school weapon and starts shooting. How is your child supposed to protect themselves if the approved district teacher starts shooting the students with a malicious intent. Teachers should not be allowed to carry guns at school.
His demeanor at arrest was nothing, because he shot himself inside the school before the police arrived. He had no criminal record. When he was found inside the school he was wearing a pale green vest over a black polo shirt, with black sneakers, black fingerless gloves, black socks, and a black
A nonprofit group that attempts to prevent gun violence called “Everytown for Gun Safety,” released a statement about school shootings. The organization claimed that the school shooting at “[Marjory Stoneman Douglas High] is the 18th school shooting in the U.S. in 2018.’” (Cox and Rich). In less than three months, there have been eighteen school shootings. This shows that schools are no longer a safe environment.
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.
Another man could have been possibly been mistaken as a gunman as well according to the media’s information. This man had been reported after seeing him in the woods very close to the school with a gun in his possession, but law enforcement informed