Although having the freedom to put any belonging in lockers, it would be an advantage to have locker searches. If there was an adolescent that was putting certain possessions of theirs that were horrific to be on a school campus then there would be nothing you could do unless they had locker searchers. If there were a fellow student that had a firearm in their locker, would it be essential that administrators search the lockers in order to diffuse a dangerous encounter that takes the lives of students? An important reason that the majority of schools should have locker searches every other month is that there would probably be reduced violence at schools than there is now. If someone may of appropriated something the staff has been looking for, then the searchers would find what they have been unaccounted for.
After the Columbine shooting in 1999, schools installed metal detectors and shifted restrooms away from entryways (Chavez, Elassar). It is great that schools are taking action after a terror happens, but metal detectors are not the way to increase school safety. If teachers are able to hold guns, students have to walk through a metal detector everyday, surveillance cameras are watching every move, and police officers are standing at every corner, children are going to think school is a violent place where violence is expected to occur (Warnick, Johnson, Rocha). School will end up to be exactly like prison, creating a harsh environment for students. As source C illustrates, aisle 1 has school supplies like backpacks, notebooks, and markers while aisle 2 has whistles, pepper spray, and tasers.
Schools, especially high schools, implement various rules banning the usage and appearance of illicit substances or materials such as guns and drugs, in their schools. To avoid suspicion, many students resort to placing such items in their lockers where they believe is private and secure. This leads to the difficulty of identifying individuals who engage in such actions without previous records of the student’s actions or claims that such activity is occurring in the school. Locker searches enable the prevention of such predicaments and assist the school in identifying problematic students. This ensures the students, their guardians, and educators that the school has detected potential
The most common pressure is fitting in” or wanting to be cool.¨ This directs kids to make the wrong choice, a choice made from desire. ¨Peer pressure among young people can be a powerful and persuasive force. Knowing they may have to submit to a drug test can help kids overcome the pressure to take drugs. (Student Drug Testing Prevents Against Drug Abuse, Michigan Library)¨ If students are aware of randomized drug tests that their schools provide, they are less likely to take the drugs being ¨pushed¨ towards them. It is a simple step that can improve the lives of students everywhere.
Gangs can be formed by clothing, like students wearing a certain color or symbol on their shirts. If all students wore school uniforms, there would not be a way for gangs to be formed. Gangs can harass others and cause them to be afraid to come to school, which would lower their attendance and their grades. Bullies also play a big part in school violence. Students are constantly being picked on about their clothing.
There should be more security guards or policemen at schools because of the fact that someone can carry out a deadly assault. Maybe not using so much technology, but using more security guards that can patrol in and outside the school. With the use of security guards the chances of a shooting happening is slim, not only that, but with armed policemen it also helps stop people from thinking about doing something bad. Using technology doesn’t stop an active shooter because it can’t do anything but catch or alert that there is a shooter, even with students’ help they can throw things and give enough time to catch the shooter. But with security guards and police they are the ones that can stop a shooter.
So many incidents have occured and they need to be stopped. Think about how parents feel, they think their children are going to school to learn and be protected. School is about education, we shouldn’t have to worry about our lives here. A walk through metal detector will indicate if a student or person has a weapon on him or her. There should also be armed security guards, like a school resource officer, that would help if anything with a weapon were to happen or anything in general.
Why Drug Testing is Important A quote by Malcom Gladwell states “An aggressive drug testing program would cut down on certain abuses, but it’s never going to catch everyone or even close to everyone.” As you know, drug testing is done to students athlete or not, every year. But schools in several states are wanting to require it for athletes, or students involved in extracurricular activities in Middle school. Although drug tests can be highly unliked in schools, schools should be required to test students because it can discourage drug use, identify students in need of help, and the evidence of the tests can lead to effectiveness. In school, drug testing can discourage the use of it to students. Some students fear that knowing of drug tests will pressure them into not doing drugs.
Doing this would stop drug trafficking all together because they wouldn't have anything to traffic. Having people know how bad drugs can be will also help quite a bit. As you may know schools have set up a D.A.R.E program to teach kids about drugs. This program is great because it teaches kids from a young age not to do drugs. The U.S. government should also employ a program where people who consume illegal drugs would have to mandatory meetings to help them stop doing drugs if they are caught.
He committed the crime and was able to get away with it because the store policy says that they cannot chase them. Although differential association can be seen in high schools it can also be seen through different groups of adults because it based on who they associate themselves with and if they involve themselves in criminal activity. Differential association theory plays a huge role in high schools because students learn to commit crimes due to the association of those around them and can influence their behaviors (Siegel,
Zero Tolerance: More Harm than Good The punishment does not always fit the crime. Zero tolerance was initially defined as a policy that enforces automatic suspensions and expulsions in response to weapons, drugs, and violent acts in school. Today these polices have changes to include a range of less serious offenses such as violation of dress code, writing on the desk, and tardiness. Zero tolerance policies began as a way to protect children from potentially violent situations. Over the years, these policies designed to protect are now doing more harm than good.
These requirements force colleges to take certain steps in protecting students from potential danger. Though these regulations help prevent sexual assault, they focus mainly on how a reported case is handled. Because of this, current government regulations are not enough to solve the issue at hand. Gray mentions how the White House wants to mandate annual surveys that provide unbiased information about sexual assaults (Gray 27). These surveys will allow the government to accurately determine the number of cases each year, because students complete them anonymously.
So, honestly, the public needs to research and look into the positive and negative interests of carrying handguns onto public school campuses before they jump to indecisive conclusions. It is still my opinion that if people know that it is a gun free environment then it makes it more susceptible to the people that want to create havoc and do harm to others. With teachers and school administration being licensed carriers; then, it makes the schools a safer place because the people trying to do harm will think twice about it since there is the possibility that someone could be shooting back at them. So, evildoers, you might want to be a little more careful when picking out a school to take advantage of or do harm to because when you are looking down your barrel at a schoolmate or teacher there might just be a teacher or administrator looking down their barrel at