Timeline: 1970 - Kent State University Shooting On May 1, 1970, students at Kent State University were protesting President Nixon’s orders to bomb Cambodia. The protest gradually got out of hand, students were throwing bottles and rocks at police officers and lighting bonfires. On May 2, Ohio National Guard was ordered to Kent State to help maintain order. When the National Guard arrived, they discovered that the students had set the Reserve Officer Training Corps building on fire. On May 4, the National Guard fired tear gas at the students during a rally.
Protesters were smashing windows and throwing things. Writer Lucian Truscott IV said that the crowd was yelling things like “Gay power!” “I’m gay and proud!” as their slogans. The crowd grew as LGBTQ+ people from the other bars on Christopher street and in Greenwich village joined the protests. The police reacted with reinforcements and the Tactical Police Force. The streets were soon cleared of protesters.
Rioters began violence at the famous corner of Florence and Normandie where they threw beer cans at surrounding cars and attacked any passing people. Around the same time, protesters gathered and rallied around news stations like KTLA. Daryl Gates, the chief of the LAPD, originally claimed the police had the issue under control, but it progressed into the declaration of an official "State of Emergency." Two thousand National Guard troops are deployed to popular spots to prevent violence. Later that day, Gates announced that there were four thousand more National Guard members requested and intended to be deployed the next day.
According to several educational studies cited in “How Smaller Schools Prevent School Violence” from Educational Leadership, a magazine dedicated to informing educators about new education innovations, violence occurs less often in small schools: “Among schools with 1,000 or more students, 33 percent experienced a serious violent crime, compared with 4-9 percent of small and medium-sized schools. Large schools had a ratio of 90 serious violent incidents per 100,000 public school students, compared with 38 per 100,000 in medium-sized schools” (Klonsky 66). With rising numbers of school shootings and the like, small schools drastically reduce the chances of these events happening. The small stature of these schools generates a community in which anonymity does not exist as
The consequences of peaceful protesting is, the marchers from Selma to Montgomery, had to go back and march three times. The first march didn 't work out and got sent back to the bridge. The second march was when they were crossing the bridge, the police officers attacked them with stick, teargas, clubs, arrested innocent people, guns were fired, knocked people to the ground, whips, rubber tubing wrapped in barbed wire was a weapon that the police officers whipped at the marchers. The third time they went to march, they won Federal Protection and they successfully marched for their cause. The National Guard helped them on the last march.
While most protests were peaceful some ended violently. They ended violently not because of the protestors but instead because of the government. Protests at colleges weren’t uncommon. It was uncommon for them to end like they did at Kent State. As the students were protesting the National Guard was called in to force the students to disperse (“Kent State”).
Gun Control: Armed Teachers Should teachers be permitted by law to carry a lethal firearm on them in/during school? Well, Let’s look into the logistics of this matter. According to www.snopes.com, there have been a total of 17 school shootings just in the year 2018 alone. That rounds out to around a school shooting every two-three weeks. If teachers were, perhaps, armed in these shootings, could the shooters have been stopped, before they even shot their guns.
One of the main causes of resentment in the assembly centers was that they were all fenced in. There was really no need for a fence. And after the camp was pretty well settled, the army decided to put up a barbwire fence around the camp and put up watchtowers”