Dear Wicomico County Board of Education, Schools should be a safe place for all students and staff. However, the increasing number of active shooters are threatening and changing school security all over the United States, including Wicomico County. As this is an ongoing problem, we need to create stronger school safeguards to prevent our schools from a terrible disaster. Throughout an academic day, hundreds of students travel through the school hallways to get to their classes, not knowing if a classmate next to them is armed or not. Every student should not have to worry about their safety in a school, which is the number one priority of the school administrators.
Most Importantly, I believe deeply in my heart that we should allow some teachers to carry guns. They will have to attend gun firing drills and how to handle them and etc, but most importantly they will need to pass a mental and criminal background checks. Even the tiniest red flag that pops up then they wouldnt be given the option of carry a gun on campus. Nobody would last a
If your child was attending school then your opinions will change real quick. You would be asking the school “Why wasn’t my child more protected?” Schools need to be more prepared for things like this, even if it does cost lots of money. I will not have my life be at risk because we don’t have stronger security, anything can happen. Government is supposed to protect, this is an area that needs immediate attention. How does the killing spree of killing 28 elementary kids get your attention and make you want to open your eyes and think about other kids attending school in the United States.
Marjorie Sanfilippo, professor of psychology at Eckerd College who has researched children’s behavior around guns started,” We put gates around swimming pools to keep children from drowning. We put safety caps on medications to keep children from poisoning themselves….because children are naturally curious and impulsive, and because we have shown time and again that we cannot ‘gun-proof’ them with education, we have a responsibility to keep guns out of the hands of children”. So what would be the point of taking all these precautions if we have a gun at home, much worse a loaded gun. It defeats the purpose of our intentions to take care of our children. Why go through so much trouble to take care of the lives of loved ones; our children with avoiding any dangerous situations, with giving them the best, even being overprotective at times when we own a gun and have it in out home.
Although the attack was almost twenty years ago, the Columbine High School shooting forever changed American schools. To this day, educators, parents, and American communities search for a compromise between school safety and America’s right to bear arms. Multiple regulations and laws have been set in place to make obtaining weapons more difficult, but people are still finding ways around the system. Since the incident at Columbine High School, school shootings have become a common occurrence and little to nothing has been done to resolve the issue of gun violence in America. It’s time to take action before another innocent life is taken too early.
Teachers Carrying Guns By:Mark Roessner So far there have been shootings across the US in schools. To address the problem, President Trump has come out with a few ideas and suggestions that will hopefully preserve children safety at schools. Those ideas are not without their critics, pros and cons. Trump listened to a couple victims and parents of victims tell their mournful story and came out with a suggestion.“I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns” to have a permit to carry concealed firearms in schools.” Is what Mr.Trump says. I feel like this is the correct way to address this menace of school shootings, teachers will be prepared if the worst happens.
School safety is an ongoing debate in America and the question of, are schools safe, will never go away but, what could be done to make it a less prominent or less talked about question. Some say that we need more law enforcement in schools, some say we should get rid of guns, and others may say that we should simply make it harder for the wrong kind of people to get guns. I feel that we should have to take a class (much like a hunting or drivers license) and a test annually in order to own guns. Many people would like a world where guns are completely banned or outlawed. While this may work on paper, you can’t deny that if we were to outlaw guns then only criminals would have them thus leaving the non-criminals defenseless.
Over two thirds of American parents are concerned about their children’s safety at school following the Columbine Massacre (Madfis, 2016) and other high-profile school shootings in the US. Are their concerns justified? Having examined a report by (Borum, Cornell, Modzeleski, & Jimerson, 2010) which addresses this question by reviewing a range of empirical evidence, I feel as though it is safe to say that American schools are safe and the publicity of the rare shooting cases creates a grandiose perception of danger and causes unnecessary fear. The report also explains why there is a miscomprehension regarding the occurrence of school shootings and provides insight on how school shootings could be prevented. The first ‘desperate’ measures following the school shootings were to suggest that teachers should have handguns with them
An each time there is a school shooting, I pray that it is the last school shooting, but it is not. There is always going to be another school shooting. That is not the part that breaks my heart, the part that breaks heart is watching others students go through the same things that I went and am still going through. Sophomore student Gabe Parker, someone who I thought was my friend, brought a handgun to my high school on January 23, 2018, and at 7:57 a.m. central time, opened fire on my classmates, killing 2, injuring 19 others. That is not the worst part.
What I am saying, is a criminal can easily get their hands on a firearm if they wanted to. But too strict of gun control can lead to great, law abiding citizens without protection of their selves or their families. The debate whether we should arm our teachers is also a good subject. I do not believe in teachers having a gun in the classroom unless they want to go through the training provided by school funding and
Emmaline Hughes Mrs. Toews English 1 4 Oct. 2015 Are guns really the safest option? Are my children safe when I send them off to school? This question is one of the many that parents are asking themselves as the new law in some states is being passed about teachers carrying firearms in their classrooms. There are definitely two sides to the argument of teachers carrying weapons in the school. One side of the argument is yes, teachers should be armed at all times.
Future Legislation Our nation has suffered too much at the hands of dangerous people who use guns to commit horrific acts of violence. As President Obama said following the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, “We won’t be able to stop every violent act, but if there is even one thing that we can do to prevent any of these events, we have a deep obligation, all of us, to try. “Most gun owners are responsible and law-abiding, and they use their guns safely. But to better protect our children and our communities from tragic mass shootings like those in Newtown, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Tucson, there are common-sense steps we can take right now. While no law or set of laws will end gun violence, it is clear that the American people want action,