Within the 60 percent, Ray Windsor of Lansdowne is one of those victims. In high school he had to contend with many of the insults and taunts from fellow students because he was a victim of gross physical immaturity and not like the rest of the students. Since the bullies were bigger than him, they would knock him around, throw him into the showers, spit into one of his clothes and toss it out the window from a two-story building. This problem has still bothered Windsor until the age of 25, which he had become an alcoholic and had two major ulcer operations. Being bullied can cause destruction into one individual life.
Anything Can Happen April 20, 1999 is a day that will forever live in infamy. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, walked into Columbine High School after a failed bomb attempt and shot and killed thirteen people while wounding more than twenty others before turning the gun on themselves. Eight years later, Seung-Hui Cho, a senior at Virginia Tech, opened fire on campus, leaving thirty-two people dead and several others injured. The most recently known and horrifying school shooting comes from Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty year old, Adam Lanza, walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot twenty- six people-- 20 students and six adults.
For example some kids would want to commit suicide because they were spreading horrible rumors about them, or some kids are bullying the kid horribly. This happen at in the high school of Ohio, where a kid named Eric Mohat killed himself. He was 17 years old and he was physically harassed everyday at school, in front of teacher and they never really cared whatever happens to him. One day a kid said to him publicly in front of the class “why don’t you just go shoot yourself, no one would care” So he did. This is similar towards Matt’s situation because he was accused for bombing the school and many kids would torture him.
Growing up in rough times means rough times in some schools. In Columbine High School Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were the victims of bullying throughout high school (Moore). People probably ridiculed them and picked on them because they were considered weird. The bullying and anger got to them and that is probably what caused them to breakdown. Growing up I was bullied plenty of times by insensitive students.
Physical bullying is anything that would hurt or injure a person; meaning licking, punching, hitting or taking something that belongs to someone else and destroying it (“Types of Bullying” par 1). In elementary and middle schools 30.5% of bullying is physical (“Types of Bullying” par 1). In the web article Types of Bullying, it states that verbal bulling is name-calling, making offensive remarks or joking about a person’s religion, gender ethnicity, socioeconomic status or the way they look. It also states that 46.5% of all bullying in schools is verbal bullying. Also that verbal aggression is when a bully teases someone.
Also similar to many school shooters, Harris and Klebold were found to be victims of bullying. Perpetrators of school killings frequently voice severe anger and isolation preceding their actions. They may have a history of violence, or uncommon inappropriate and extreme behaviors at school.. Parents are a big problem in this issue; some don’t care what their kids
On the day of Phoebe Prince’s suicide, three of the accused, including the male football player who earlier had a relationship with Prince, engaged in persistent taunting and harassment of Prince at school, in the library, and auditorium. One of the accused followed Prince home from school in a friend’s car, threw an empty can at her, and yelled an insult. It was right after this final incident that Phoebe Prince hung herself at home. She had endured three long months of torture and abuse at the hands of these classmates. Even after Prince’s death, the classmates continued to slander her on the social networking website
During middle school was when he was introduced to many illegal substances. He started hanging with the wrong crowd and was very much influenced by his peers. Middle school was also around the time when there started to be abuse within his family; between mother and stepfather to whom he called dad. Having abuse in his family; made him want to retaliate, not against his stepfather, but with the other kids at his school. Getting in trouble at school meant coming home to stepfather and getting punished.
As discusses in source B, the irrational removal of students from schools after the implementation of the Zero Tolerance policies began to arise. An incident that was brought up included a 5 year old boy who kissed a girl on the cheek and was suspended from school. Another involved a high school student who persuaded a suicidal friend that had a weapon to give it to him. When he gave it to the authorities, the student who helped his friend was expelled. These are prime examples of the lack of effectiveness of these policies.
Debate Paper Brook R. Pritchard May 25, 2014 XBCOM/275 Curt Haydt If you have recently turned on to see the news or picked up a newspaper you may have questioned what is happening in our schools, and start to wonder whether our schools are still a safe place for our children. The recent school shootings have set fear in many of our parents about their children's safety in school. In the recent years, the number of school shootings has occurred regularly. Who do you think we should blame for this? Before we can put the blame on anyone, we must hear what both sides have to say.