Let Teachers Carry Firearms on School Grounds School shootings are horrific events that have been happening way too often recently in our society. These events are usually caused by either: a student who has been bullied and pushed too far to the point of feeling that killing people is a good idea, a person with mental problems, or an adult wanting to display an act of terrorism. However, in recent years, schools have learned from these events and have taken the initiative in upgrading school security. They have added bulletproof glass on doors, keypads, and armed student resource officers. One thing that could be the deciding factor for whether a student or staff member lives or dies.
If that question is asked at a table usually people would say “No”. A long time ago that answer would have no opposition, but now with the recent murders of students on school grounds that answer is not so easy to answer. In 2006 after the recent shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania a representative by the name of Frank Lease, a Green Bay legislator. Planned to introduce a legislation that would allow faculty to carry concealed weapons on school grounds as a deterrent against shootings. Allowing faculty to carry firearms can have an effect on mass shootings at schools.
Random locker checks are not done to torment and/or invade the privacy of the students, but for many other important reasons which include school security. These checks are required because malicious students bring drugs and weapons to school and store them in the lockers. Random locker checks should be made obligatory and done frequently to assure the wellbeing of the students. In the first place, locker checks help increase the safety in schools. Safety is a problem in every environment and especially school.
Carr/English Composition 1301 Patricia Montemayor Professor Carr English Composition 1301 August 28, 2013 Concealed Handguns on Campus, Should Students Be Allowed To Carry? Without a doubt, there is a greater safety concern in our school/college campuses today. There is a higher sense of danger in a place where once thought to be a safe haven for students to go and educate their minds. Today the controversy of weapons on campus to protect those who attend has climbed to the top of the list of school administrators, government officials, and media coverage. This is due to the current events occurring not just in our country but all over the world where countless students and adults have lost their lives to individual(s) coming into schools for reasons never really explained they take innocent lives.
School uniforms are to be used to limit skin exposure and anything gang related to prevent anything that might harm students or symbolize anything unsafe. In some cases, students rebel and try to make the uniform look according to the way they want to be portrayed as but the reality in that is that the policy isn’t going to let them do this. Students need to oblige to the uniforms given to them and not complain because it can get much worse than just putting on a simple shirt that you have to wear every day. Take for instance IDEA School; their uniform policy is VERY strict and they only allow you to wear what they want you to wear not what you think belongs to the uniform. In this school, the students are only allowed to wear the school t-shirt, cakey pants, closed toed shoes, and a belt that won’t let your pants sag down to your knees or farther.
Like I have mentioned in the previous paragraph, schools only have limited power when it comes to bullying. This is because many schools don’t always know what happens and if they are also just making it up. Most kids may do this in order to use as an excuse for lack of academic performance. It’s difficult for a school to take action if the bullied students don’t speak up. This is why I believe that it’s not the schools fault.
Random searches for students should be enforced to make the students aware that they could be caught with a weapon at any time. Teachers having a closer connection to each individual student should make the student feel more of a bond with their superiors making it easier for them to express their problems and issues to prevent any further altercations. All of these factors could be used in the prevention of gun violence in schools. After all of my reading and researching I have a new outlook on the issue of gun control and all of the factors that are involved with it. The statistics are scary, and even more shocking is the reality of the violence just knowing that at anytime and anyplace you can be in the middle of gun violence or even a victim.
This would cause a lot of unnecessary violence over things that could have simply been avoided by being a bigger person, but in today’s world, being a bigger person is viewed as being scared or a coward. Some of the reasons I turned to violence instead of being a bigger person was because I didn’t want to be looked at as a coward so that other students wouldn’t try and pick on me. If anyone in school ever got in my face we either had to fight or I would intimidate them so other people would know not to do so. From a young age, I learned that I was supposed to be tough and if somebody messed with me, I made sure they never did again. In the city race plays a big role in teen violence.
Arming Teachers I think violence should never be fought with more violence. Fighting a gunman with guns does not eliminate the problem of school shootings. I think arming our teachers is a bad idea if you consider all of the risk factors. A small child could find the gun hidden in the room and easily harm themselves. If a teacher had a gun it would have to be hidden somewhere, but not in a locked place for quick access if someone were to open fire.
Having school uniforms is not necessary, and there are many reasons to prove why schools should not make their students wear uniforms. The other side might say that school uniforms are appropriate and if their was not a dress code then people would wear inappropriate things. Well why not just draw a line, kids can wear what they want but if it’s to inappropriate then they have to change and get a detention. The principle should just give out a note in the beginning of the year saying what to wear and the lines of the length of the shorts. For the boys they can’t wear their shorts or pants to long with a chain.