Stop Mass Shootings In Schools

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Death is unexpected but sometimes preventable; would you ever send your loved one to a place where their safety could be compromised? Schooling takes up approximately seventeen years of your life and is a government enforced activity for minors to attend a form of schooling for a certain length of time before permissible for dropping out. Unfortunately, more than five hundred school shootings have been recorded dating back to 1764. When is the right time to take action and stop mass killings in schools? The first step could be placing metal detectors on the outside of school doors to not only physically, but also psychologically help students and faculty by putting an end to school killings. Cost, safety, and prevention are the topics I will…show more content…
Simple metal detectors placed on the outside of each door to schools will help detect any piece of metal entering the school preventing weapons such as guns and knives. This also helps students psychologically feel safer when entering schools by knowing anyone carrying a weapon will be noticed and stopped. This is also a good first step by taking action to stop mass killings in America. Currently, the United States is in the top ten of mass school killings worldwide five times, shown on a list compiled on Wikipedia last updated March 2nd 2018. Other countries took action after the first incident by banning certain weapons or increasing security, the U.S still needs to take action. Metal detectors can hopefully reduce mass shootings and mass homicides inside of schools by also psychologically preventing gunmen from attempting to enter schools with monitored metal…show more content…
Majority of killings occuring in schools are caused by guns. Metal detectors could be the first action taken to sense a gun entering the school, giving everyone in the school a lot more time to save themselves and others from a catastrophic event. They are inexpensive and school funding is not an issue as a good amount of money goes untouched by schools yearly. Metal detectors could also prevent gunmen from entering the school, or any student with a weapon, by seeing the metal detectors. They will not be timely, as it is already a material placed in areas such as airports or public libraries. This action will help students not fear getting an education and hopefully prevent the dropout rate from increasing. Metal detectors are the perfect first step for the United States to take to keep the future children of America and their educators
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