For example, six students in Decatur, Ill. were expelled from school for one year for fighting at a high school game. Due to the fact that a videotape shows this incident, this act of violence violated the zero tolerance policy in school. Students are now being punished for committing pranks on other students that could possibly put students in harms way. One prime example. MeShelle Locke 16, of Lacey, Washington was suspended from school for four days for making a hand gesture of a gun at another student and saying “Bang.” The boy whom MeShelle often joked with asked “Is that a threat” jokingly.
Gun laws pertaining to schools prevent people from saving more lives and stopping shootings in the making. The Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 goes down in history as the worst school shooting in U.S history. Seung-Hui killed “32 unarmed students on the campus of Virginia Tech” (McGrath), taking his time to go through the building as he “had no expectation that a fellow student or a faculty member might shoot back”(McGrath) thanks to Virginia Tech’s gun-free zone. If Virginia Tech hadn’t had that law, people like Tracy Bridges would have had their guns on them, saving some students that could be alive today “instead of having to sprint to their cars in distant parking lots.” (McGrath).The same happened in1997 when Luke Woodham, then 16, used and action rifle to kill two students and wound seven others at his high school in Pear, Mississippi. Joel Myrick heard the shots and sprinted to get his .45 that was “Prohibited by law” (McGrath) onto campus.
Should Teachers Carry Guns To School? Imagine the idea of being defenseless against an individual possessing the intention of wreaking mass destruction on the students and staff inside of a school. In 1999, Columbine High School, in Littleton Colorado, experienced a tragedy that holds historic importance to the concept of protecting those inside of a school in a worst case scenario. When thirteen students had their life taken away during a school shooting, the idea of allowing teachers to carry handguns during class received more attention than ever. The safety of the students at school may be at risk, such as the school shootings that occurred at Columbine High School.
2. Act: Mike Cameron's suspension from Greenbrier High School. Scene: Greenbrier High School; Evans, Georgia Agent: Mike Cameron who wore a Pepsi shirt to school or Coke Day. Agency: He was suspended from school for wearing the shirt. Purpose: The administrators probably felt that Mike Cameron was trying to be funny, or maybe even rebellious for wearing the pepsi shirt.
To me the children of today don’t care if they kill someone and they would not go to jail because their age. They are robbing older people, and breaking in to people thinking that they are not going to jail. The first source that I have found on the website is WWW.time.com/ By Time, and it was written (By Jessica, Reaves in 2001, 17 may) that should the law treat kids and adults differently. What I had read (By Jessica, Reaves) there was a 14 years-old Nathaniel Brazil was charged with second-degree murder for killing his teacher. And in Florida jury had gave a 14 year-old boy who killed a girl while playing wresting moves on her, and now will be life in prison without parole.
Instead, set restrictions and require a certain level of gun safety knowledge taught in a school based on the idea of self defense. Gun law enthusiasts would argue police have weapons and will protect us, that is true to an extent. The average time a 911 call is dispatched and arrived at is twenty-three minutes. Milwaukee sheriff David Clarke says this, " You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back ... While we wish we could be teleported to your home it ain’t going to happen.
U.S. VS LOPEZ This case was the first one brought to the Supreme Court since the early 1930’s. Alfonzo Lopez was a high school senior in San Antonio, on March 10th 1992. Lopez had a hand gun fully loaded and also five rounds of back up concealed in his pants. When Lopez was confronted for having the weapon he did not deny anything and said yes I have one the next day he was charged with federal laws which banned guns on a school ground. Alfonzo then appealed arrest and said this law is unconstitutional Lopez believed that the laws went past the power of the United States Congress.
Since 2008 Arizona cut 65 million from budget for mental health services. Had they not, would Jared Loughner, the Tucson shooter, been able to receive mental health assistance and listed on the FBI data base as a potential threat to society? In 2009 Emily Friedman of ABC news reported that Seung-Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech Shooter, had seen or talked to the VT school counselor numerous times, been admitted into a physic ward in 2005. He was not listed on any data base to prevent him from purchasing guns in Wisconsin and in Virginia at a local pawn shop. These guns were used in the worse school massacres in the United States
Des Moines Independent School District (1965) Issue: You Have the Right to Express Yourself Up to A Certain Point Three teens wore black armbands to a school in Des Moines, Iowa, to protest the war in Vietnam. School officials told them to remove the armbands, and when they refused they were suspended, and the parents sued the district, claiming it was in violation of their first amendment right of freedom of speech. When the Supreme Court got the case and looked it over they sided with the students they said “students and teachers don’t shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate”. The court did not grant students to an unlimited right ti self
Almost every high school student gets into a situation that they don’t want to be in. Peer pressure is an example of one of these situations. Peer pressure of doing drugs can lead to a high school athlete to get himself in a big trouble. Who is to say that he will be the next to get randomly drug tested. Since June of 1995, the US Supreme Court has been all for random drug interscholastic student athlete drug testing.