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
There have been many mass shootings over the past couple of years and they seem to be getting worse. There have been different time periods where there have been mass shootings. Schools have been shot up by the students that go there. Many people believe that if we can just arm ourselves against a shooter we will be safe. There are laws that have been passed in states to control what a person can and cannot have if they have a mental illness.
On one hand, Dahmer had many clear mental issues from young with his violent sexual fantasies, his fascination with dead animals and his anti-social behavior; some of what made him a killer could have been linked to certain mental illness and nature. On the other hand, Dahmer had an unstable childhood with messy family politics, possible sexual abuse from a neighbor, his alcoholism, etc. There was clearly some influence from both sides, also arguments on whether his anti social behavior stemmed from emotional scarring after his hernia surgery or if it was always there and just happened to come out during this time. In my opinion, there is more evidence in the “nurture” triggering his “nature” that is what lead to him committing these
On April 16th, 2007, America was aghast by one of the massive school shootings to date. Seung Hui Cho, described as “angry and disturbed”, killed 32 people and wounded 17 others. As a little boy, Cho was bullied and diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder and major depression disorder. After the shooting, Virginian governor Tim Kaine gather together numerous officials and experts to investigate and determine what Cho’s objective was. The final report contained more than 30 pages about Cho’s mental history.
It is very difficult to respond rationally to a national tragedy. For the past two decades the United States has been confronting what appears to be an increasing epidemic school violence, with each additional instance inspiring an ever more rehearsed debate about gun control, mental health, and school security. Many of the proposed solutions to these attacks are hastily composed in the days following an attack, and are based primarily on myths rather than facts. If we intend to improve the situation, we must take a far more measured approach. We must combat this issue based not on our fears, but based on evidence and best-practice.
School shooting as the reading says, is a big issue in the U.S. I agree that all the exposure of violence on the media is one of the cause of violence in young people. I agree with rehabilitation for juveniles. If we treat people when they are young, they’re more likely to not commit crimes in the future. I disagree when the reading says that social class may influence in people violence acts because Harris was a middle class was involved in school shooting.
this is where the depression feels the worst because you don't see an end to it this is when he needs all the support he can get from family or e friend School shootings are one of the worst acts of humans and sadly much of this shootings are caused because of bullying in 1999 at Columbine High School two students plotted a massacre at the school, the student got axes to auto rifle and bombs, 11 student and a teacher were killed in the proces 23 were injured and the two shooters committed suicide, later investigation of why this happened leed that the two students suffered from bullying. another example is the 2017 shooting at Monterrey NL MX at the school Americano the situation was the kid was suffering from bullying but that wasn't the thing that convinced him to do it, investigation saw that he was in contact with a group in facebook called the hulk caln, in this group they pases porn, gore and other files, the group convinced him on doing a shooting telling him that he will be remembered as a hero, he took his father's gun and shot three people including the
Dear Wicomico County Board of Education, Schools should be a safe place for all students and staff. However, the increasing number of active shooters are threatening and changing school security all over the United States, including Wicomico County. As this is an ongoing problem, we need to create stronger school safeguards to prevent our schools from a terrible disaster. Throughout an academic day, hundreds of students travel through the school hallways to get to their classes, not knowing if a classmate next to them is armed or not.
Being said, students spend most of their time at school, it is the most common place where bullying takes place, especially in middle school. It is becoming a trouble as it is interfering with the student’s academics during school. Bullying is a school matter, school administrators need to deal with situations, and have regulations to create a safe environment for all students. In the article of “School Bullying Declines, Federal Government Says” by Mike Kennedy, strongly supports the idea of helping bullied victims. Research shows students who are a victim struggle in school and would often skip class, furthermore are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, be depressed and are at higher risk of committing suicide (Kennedy).
Gladwell article was agreeable and disagreeable. There is a lot of school shooting happening, but it 's not getting popular and everyone isn 't going to start shooting up their school. The article has some agreeable saying, but yet there are some that you have to think about and realized it 's all wrong. In the article they give examples on how the teens that do shoot up their schools or just schools in general have the same mindset, but that 's not true. They all have different reasons why they do it.
In his upbringing, T.J. saw signs of domestic violence and drug use, that could have caused T.J. as a child to have potentially blamed himself, felt anxious, and even slight confusion to what was happening between his mother and father. Not only that but T.J. was removed from his home and later placed with his grandparents. As T.J. grew older, he had many friends in middle school but as the years progressed, he became more of an outcast and had no one. Essentially, this effected T.J. school dynamics because he was teased by his fellow classmates, which changed the culture, rules and roles of others (Burgess, Regehr, & Roberts, 2013).
School shootings are something that happen rather often here in America, that most of us seem to be getting increasingly (and alarmingly) desensitized to; a simple Google search could tell one everything they need to know about the most recent shooting, which, at the time of writing, was at a Dickenson High School. The first thing someone should ask in this situation is ‘why, exactly, is this happening?’, and there are plenty of people who would be willing to give a different opinion to why this is happening. Whether someone believes it is the effects of lax gun control, or violent video games, or even poor mental health care, there is no denying that this is a recent phenomenon. Perhaps to trace to the root of the problem, one should look
at home but they are also being injured in school. “From 1993 through 2009, the percentage of students who were threatened or injured with a weapon fluctuated between 7% and 9%. In 2009, the percentage of male students who reported being threatened or injured in the past year was nearly twice as high as the percentage of female students (10% and 5%, respectively).” (Meadows 129).