If you were to ask teachers in the 1980’s if they thought training school faculty members gun safety and allow them to carry weapons it would be viewed as unimaginable. With the increase of school violence since 1999 more parents and faculty members have been asking how we should go about keeping our children safe in school. In the United States in 2012, there were ten school shootings leaving forty-one dead and thirteen wounded (Tyrel). Many schools in urban neighborhoods have installed metal detectors and do backpack checks prior to allowing anyone into the schools doors. Should we train and allow school faculty members to carry weapons to help keep our children safe or should we find other methods of early detections to stop these events from happening.
When people think of school, a safe environment for students to learn comes to mind. Students learn knowledge happily and safety. However, when people think about gun, they always think about violence, danger and unsafe environment. Therefore, an environment for safe learning should not have guns. The school hires school security to protect the campus and they should be enough protection.
I think providing our schools with better security is an issue that should not be put on the back burner to be discussed only when a shooting occurs in our school. We want our schools to be safe and have adequate, security but we do not want our schools to become a prison. We want students and teachers to feel safe and secure when they enter their classroom. We must try and figure out a way to achieve this goal without providing our teachers with firearms. Since I’m currently working in the field of Early Childcare and Education, and I have several grandchildren that are in school I hope this is a goal that we can
With this extensive history of gun related tragedy, and a gun favoring majority population, Colorado has become a testing ground for new laws on gun control. Source A concludes by saying “ ‘It’s different now because children are being butchered in schools,’ said Dave Hoover, a police officer in Lakewood, Colo., whose nephew A.J. Boik was one of the 12 people killed in Aurora. ‘Because kids were killed at a movie. Because families went to church and were gunned down.’ ”(Source A).
There are schools in the U.S. that have implemented metal detectors, but these are usually seen in large urban school districts with a chronic history of weapons-related offenses ; however, schools such as Renfroe Middle School in Decatur, Georgia and Valley Forge Elementary School in Wayne, Pennsylvania have installed a “buzz-in system” that provide greater safety for students and staff. For example, at Valley Forge Elementary School (and other schools within their district), The buzz-in station includes an intercom and a security camera. After the start of school each day, all doors to the school will lock from the outside and the only point of entry to the building will be through the main entrance. All parents and visitors will be required to push an intercom button, state their name and the purpose of their visit in order to gain entry into the school. School staff will make a visual and verbal determination prior to granting the visitor access to the school.
A school is a place to learn and escape the violence of the outside world, but sometimes that violence is brought inside the walls built for learning. Since the terrifying Columbine high school shootings there have been many more violent gun incidents in schools. Metal detectors should be placed throughout schools all over the world to give students and teachers a safer feeling while going about their normal school days. Programs that deal with gun related topics should be held on a monthly basis and there should be class discussions very routinely also. Random searches for students should be enforced to make the students aware that they could be caught with a weapon at any time.
In addition to the 2 weeks of training the employee will be paid for their in class training. Those 2 weeks in training will touch on team work exercises as well as sales techniques. To ensure that the employees that were selected get a full understanding of everything, there will be handouts as well as in class participation techniques to help out the employees on the new transisiton. Getting the employees involved in the learning will assure that their attention is focused on the skills they need to learn and or work upon. So most of the training will be hands on and will really get the employees thinking.
Columbine Massacre Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 11:19 AM, a witness heard Eric Harris yell, “Go! Go!” (Wikipedia). Two teenage student of Columbine high, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, arrived at school with an arsenal full of weapons ready to reap revenge on all those who had done them wrong. After the hour-long rampage and the chaos was over twelve students and a teacher were dead, twenty-four others were wounded and the two shooters had committed suicide. This massacre has provoked much debate into the issues of gun control and availability of firearms in the United States, as well as high school cliques, bullying and the role of violent movies and video games in American society.
Gun control has been a controversial issue in America for many decades, especially the debate concerning the most effective ways to reduce gun violence. We hear stories everyday of homicides, suicides, firearm accidents, and mass shootings resulting in more than 100,000 people being injured or killed per year. In the political arena, there are opposing views on the laws needed to reduce this gun violence epidemic. There is too much political arguing that causes Congressional gridlock, when what is important is to stop fighting each other and start fighting for the common good of the people. Many concerned citizens just want the political arguing to stop and to work together, not for political gain, but for the crucial purpose of saving lives.
Now the National Rifle Association members are in favor requiring an extensive background check, and “69 percent support requiring all gun sellers at gun shows to conduct criminal background checks of the people buying guns; 59 percent favor mandatory registration of handguns; and 77 percent favor a waiting period for the purchase of a handgun.” All of these are would make it harder for people to purchase guns and allow proper documentation for every gun. They should be