The Pros And Cons Of School Shootings In America

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The news is on, “breaking news. There has been a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen are dead and many are wounded.” (Sagarra) On the television, there are people crying for their school, crying for their loved ones, and crying for their lives. The boy is labeled depressed when arrested, but consider if it was someone of color like an African American or an Arabic person. From past experiences with these tings, the African American would be called a thug or gangster, and the Arabic would be labeled as a terrorist. But when a white American boy does something wrong, he is labeled depressed.(Rose)
All around America there have been gun threats being made, and with some, the people actually carried through. In 2018 alone, there have been 21 school shootings(Jeffery) as of March 2nd, and 20+ threats(Vera). Out of all these scary incidents that have been happening, there has been unfair punishment happening also. Just like with all things, parts of it will be unfair. Schools need to work on this even more than most. For example, at Unionville-Sebewaing Area High School there was a gun threat made against the school by a student. The students who were in there 2nd period classes were forced to stay in their classrooms and could not leave. After about an hour to an hour and a half passed, they were released to their next period. When released everyone was already on edge, but little did they know, they were actually walking the halls with the same person

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