Within minutes, twenty of Sandy Hook’s first graders – 6 and 7 year olds – were killed in their classrooms. The school’s principal and psychologist were among the six staff members who died trying to protect the children in their care. The most recent shooting to come to mind is the Umpqua Community College Shooting that took place on October 1, 2015 at the UCC campus near Roseburg, Oregon, United States. Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old student enrolled at the school, fatally shot an assistant professor and eight students in a classroom. Nine other students were injured.
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.
Greg Toppo made a unique point: “Just as their grandparents feared polio and their parents feared nuclear war, these young people arrive at school each morning fearing death by high-powered rifle.” School shootings have become more and more typical in modern society. One solution that some propose to the violence is giving teachers guns in their classroom, and it has become a hot topic in Washington recently. Teachers in the United States should not have guns in the classroom because students could accidentally get ahold of the gun, teachers have to leave their students in order to find the intruder, and there are already many everyday items that teachers need in their classrooms rather than firearms. Teachers in the United States should not
The topic I want to talk about is Gun violence. Gun violence is pretty much explains itself, It is the usage of a gun to commit a violent act. I think Gun violence is an important issue because there are roughly 32,000 gun deaths per year. The way it affects me personally, is because my grandmother shot herself when I was younger. So roughly 33,880 people die each year from gun violence.
This solution, like most things, has it pros and cons. Arming teachers sounds extreme but with this past shooting that happened and all the threats schools have received, we’re reaching the point in society where we need teachers to be armed. If 80% of the teachers and maybe even some staff were armed, do you really think a shooter would walk into a school where the amount of guns they have is outnumbered by lots of other guns? Even if the shooter did decide to walk into an armed school, they would lose because it would be them against a whole group of armed staff. Not only does the school and its students safety benefit from this idea, but teachers benefit from it financially.
The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up. This angered people and was seen as a modern day lynching. His people wanted to be heard, they wanted what happened to be recognized. In order to be known that the situation will not be left
As the lives of seventeen students were taken away this valentine's day, in the most recent school shooting at Douglas High School, great controversy has erupted on the topic of gun control in America. Teens and parents across the world, have come together to protest the broken system that has greatly devastated so many families. As the discussion of gun control spreads, many turn to the NRA and political leaders to blame, but are these the people at fault? In the article, America's Unique Gun Violence Problem Explained in 17 Maps and Charts, German lopez writes, “ America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world.” These statistics explain americas lead in gun ownership well supported by both the NRA and the U.S second amendment. As the shootings increase so do the issues.
Every human being has a different way of approaching a problem, and so it is vital that everyone is able to realize their full potential. The high school senior, dreaming of Berkeley at night, may have a new, better approach to curing cancer buried somewhere within their brain. This cure will never be uncovered, though, because for them, Berkeley can never become a reality. Their family could never afford to send them to a school that costs close to $40,000 dollars each year, and so that high schooler gives up on their dream. They give up, because even though their brain is big enough to do well at a UC, their wallet isn’t.
The choice is yours to make whether you should go or not. College preys on every highschool graduates thoughts. Everyone looks towards how others are influenced and what they choose. Some argue that college isn’t worth the time and money. Others argue that college has many benefits and improve upon your skills and towards your future.
Introduction: Finding the career that fits I know that there is life after high school and the thought of it is a little bit nerve racking. We automatically become adults like if a switched turned on and BAM we are thrown out in the real world, expected to become a fine citizen of society. Our destined role after high school is to pursue a career that peeks our interest and pushes us to want to go to college and be the person we've always knew we could be. For me, Forensic Scientist popped out in my face. I loved solving problems and not minding my own business, which caused me to meddle in everyone else's life and trying to fix it.
The heavily armed sniper who gunned down police officers in downtown Dallas, leaving five of them dead, specifically set out to kill as many white officers as he could, officials said Friday. He was a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan, and he kept an arsenal in his home that included bomb-making materials. The gunman turned a demonstration against fatal police shootings this week of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana from a peaceful march focused on violence committed by officers into a scene of chaos and bloodshed aimed against them. The shooting was the kind of retaliatory violence that people have feared through two years of protests around the country against deaths in police custody, forcing yet another wrenching shift
Reporters and journalists showed more respect for schools when the idea of school shootings were still very shocking. School shootings have been covered in the news for the past two decades, and they aren’t slowing down anytime soon. The Columbine Massacre is much different than other shootings because it set a path for other school shooters. They saw inspiration in