Should School Authorities Be Allowed to Search Student Lockers Maria Castillo ITT-Tech Student Professor: Yu EN1420 Composition II Should School Authorities Be Allowed to Search Student Lockers With the violent events that have happened in some schools, there are too many feelings of fear due to the insecurity that many students and teachers are exposed to at schools. Parents and authorities are worried about what they can do to avoid crimes in school settings because this problem leads to many lost lives and hurt people like the one massacre of the innocent students at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut. This is just one reason for which the school authorities should be allowed to search student lockers to keep schools safe for all
Bullying could happen in many forms, it could be cyber, verbal or physical. Everyone can be prevented bullying from happening. At school and the community teachers, counselor and community leaders can look for change in behavior in people to identify a bully. Examples of verbal bullying could be the names calling and taunting. Physical bullying is involved the intent a person to hurt the other party.
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Bullying in Schools Before we can discuss the different types of bullying, we must first have an understanding of what bullying is. Bullying is an aggressive behavior that involves unwanted negative actions; a pattern of behavior repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Bullying has many different versions. It can include physical which consists of hitting, slapping, and shoving in a hurtful way, just to name a few. There's also verbal, and some examples of this are name calling, put downs, threats and intimidation.
This is why I believe that it’s not the schools fault. Additionally, the article conveys “‘if a school employee witnesses a behavior that is problematic and makes a conscious decision not to address it, it becomes schools problem’.” (Diblasio).This may be true; however it is only resolved for that incident but later on, the bully can decide to be more careful and bully the student more outside of school because an adult intervened. Now I am not saying not to intervene, just that it wouldn’t make the bullying stop completely. Studies have shown that most of the times, the bully is the one that needs more help because maybe he is bullying because he was or is being bullied too. It is also hard to detect but in most cases, this is true.
Des Moines Independent Community School District, students were disciplined for wearing black armbands in school to protest the Vietnam War. The result became known as the Tinker Standard, in which school officials may only respond with formal discipline in cases where the officials may only respond with formal discipline in cases where the off campus speech causes or threatens to cause a substantial and material disruption at school or interference with the rights of students to be secure linked to cyberbullying, and if cyberbullying occurs off campus, but still causes substantial disruption within the educational setting, school administrators have the right to become involved. Administrators are often very wary of intervening in activity in which does not occur in the school environment. However, officials are more likely to respond when off campus activity appears to be criminal or to raise the prospect of violence because of hurtful communication may be taking place online, it could severely impact the targets’ interactions and feelings of security while on campus which leads to an inability to reach their full
Research shows that bullying is a very controversial subject that can be seen as a crime to some but not to others depending on the nature and severity of the bullying. It is a widespread problem that unfortunately most children have to go through at some point in their lives. Bullying is a conscious, wilful, deliberate, hostile and repeated behaviour by one or more people which is intended to harm others. What do people in today’s society really think of bullying? What can they do to help these victims?