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.
Violent Adolescents Annette Fuentes writes an interesting article called Crackdown on Kids. Fuentes wrote this article for the June 15/22 issue of The Nation. This article is about how we have neglected to see the real problem at hand with juvenile delinquents and how quick we as a society are to just throw them in detention facilities rather than solve the problems in a more effective manner. Fuentes wrote this article in response to the shooting sprees at a school in Jonesboro, Arkansas. On March 24, 1998, three boys, ages 11, 13, and 15, unloaded a slew of mini arsenals and were responsible for the deaths of four students and a teacher.
The use of water guns occurred on school property. As such, the school administration suspended the students. Following the suspension, the students now face expulsion hearings. What is the law when you look at guns at school? Most schools have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to guns.
The number of school shootings has increased significantly. Last year on April 16th the most deadly school shooting in U.S. history occurred. In this brutal massacre at Virginia Tech, 32 students were murdered and several more were wounded. To combat this growing epidemic, schools carry out repeated locker checks. In the second place, locker checks keep students healthy.
In one article it states how certain schools were taking actions to hopefully limit these events. In the article, it states that in Oregon “there was talk about creating a list of students with troubled pasts (Shootings 2012).” This is a prime example of how they were refusing to have to resort to allowing the teacher to bring a firearm on school grounds. They go on to tell of some of the security measures they took to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering the building. They state “to prevent similar killings from occurring. Staff received identification badges and school doors began to be locked during the day… [and that] the school campus was cut off from the surrounding area by a fence (Shootings 2012).” What they failed to realize is that these security measures will mean almost nothing to a shooter.
DB Forum 3 My Case study MT. MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (ABC)- A 6 year-old boy accused of a fatal shooting of a classmate at Elementary school near flint, Mich., is too young to face criminal charges, persecutors said. Instead, persecutors will focus on how the child got the gun used in the killing, which may have occurred as a result of a playground scuffle. We’re looking to see how the kid got that gun and if we get to that person we will prosecute them to the Fullest extent of the law, Genesee County Prosecutor Arthur Bush told ABCNEWS, GOOD MORNING AMERICA. When Tamarla Owens’ 6 year-old son shot a classmate early this year in Flint, Mich., many wondered Just how that child could become a killer.
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.
Issues assignment - Should secondary school students be drug tested? ARTICLE 1 – “Top school drug bust” Herald Sun 11/4/07 a) The article Top school Drug bust is a News report type with the author writing about actual events that have accord. b) Top school Drug bust Newspaper article in the herald sun is about an Exclusive private school, Xavier college, that have expelled one student in year 11 for the possession of drugs and the selling of Marijuana to other students in the school yard another three students have been suspended from the school for admitting to buying the drug off the student. The school has refused to pass this incident to the police. This move has raised the concern by opposition education spokesperson because the school
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.
Leeban Ali March 28, 2012 As a student who attends high school I believe that cell phones should not be allowed during school hours! Also most of the students have it out and texting during class. Cell phones are becoming more and more of a disruption to the learning progress of students. This will have major affect on them in the long run because when it comes to tests and exams they won’t know what to do. People say that students can use their phones for emergencies at school but they can just make a phone call in the office.