Time and time again, it has been shown that school shooters find out everything they can about where they are going to commit their crime before they do. Britt Smith pointed this out by saying, “If bad guys know that there is a gun on campus their first target will be to take that person out.” If there was only one teacher with a gun in the school, then the shooter could find them, kill or injure them, and then do what they want inside the school
After all, I 'm a tiny woman, and I expect about half of my students to be capable of wrestling my gun away from me.” The guns teachers carry could be taken and turned against them, or used on the wrong people. Having guns in schools could lead them to ending up in the wrong hands. Almost any two students could figure out a way to get a gun from a teacher, one distracts them and the other sneaks or wrestles it off them. In all, students shouldn’t have to be afraid of their educators, they shouldn’t be afraid to talk to them, and not all students should be seen as a threat to
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: THE SECOND AMENDMENT Although only one finger pulls the trigger in school shootings, there are many different components that lead up to that final twitch of a finger. To just blame the shooter does not look deeper into the issues that surround premeditated school violence. Was it the parents that pushed the adolescent over the edge? The teachers? The peers?
I believe that we should have more safety in schools but not to the point where the students become overwhelmed. Many precautions and different safety techniques are necessary in order to make schools safer. The precautions and safety measures we need to take in our schools all have to start by improving help lines if something bad happens. Improving help measures is to have more lockdown drills when the students are moving through out the school day. In schools they usually practice lockdown drills when everyone is in an certain class but what would happen if the shooter was in the hall way when all the students where moving from class to class.
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.
Others will say “if there is an emergency I want my kids to tell me”. First, the school will notify the parents if anything is wrong at the school. If there is an extreme threat than involves weapons, teachers will allow students to text your mom. An example of this was at our school, we had an incident and we went into a soft lockdown. When I asked to text my parents, she said only if there was a real threat at THIS school.
Most kids want to transport their phones to school. A common thing kids say is “ The teacher allows it though.’’ Students and some teachers don’t know that cell phones in the classroom is unsatisfactory. Reasons for this are, it is a distraction, can be disguised as a gun, and can be used for cheating. Students should definitely not bring their phones to school. On account for distraction to prevent other students from doing their work, can access links to harmful websites and can be disguised as a gun, and is the number one reason for cheating.
Although schools impose consequences to discourage phones in school, they don 't always work, so the pattern just starts over again where teens are using phones during school hours. Even though phones can be used as learning tools, cell phones should not be allowed in classes during school hours without permission of a teacher because they can be a tool for cheating, an educational disruption, and a platform for teen bullying. Without close supervision, phones in the classroom are being used as a tool for cheating. In a recent article by Zach Miner, he states that a survey found 75% of parents believe students use their phones to cheat in school, but only 3% of those parents think their child uses it to cheat. From the same article, he stated that more than one-third of teens have admitted to using their phone to cheat on a test.
o Serious death and injury to students and faculty members o School security is based on the school districts discretion, but government policies are necessarily to prevent reoccurring events " Assumptions o Schools do not have appropriate polices for school crisis response o A limited amount of antiviolence initiatives that include prevention programs for all students. This include faculty members who are aware of psychological signs o Community involvement is necessary II. Elaboration " Evidence for reasons o Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting " Evidence for assumptions o "April 2012 poll found that 84% of parents believe their child is safe in school" (American Association of School Administrators). o "Overall, America 's children are 16 times more likely to be murdered through gun violence than children in any other of the world 's top 25 industrialized countries"
One of it is held awareness campaign at school about the dangers of bullying and how to avoid it. It is important because most of the students nowadays are not exposed with the criminal activities that always occur among them and one of it is bully. Schools must invite a police officer to tell all the students about the dangers of bullying more details, such as the effect and punishment to the bully. With this way, students will feel intimidated and do not dare to involve in bully criminals. In addition, during the campaign, there should be an exhibition and video show related to bullying case and how to prevent from being bullied.