It took only ten minutes for Nikolas Cruz to enter the school premises, fire dozens of rounds throughout the school, and kill seventeen students and teachers. Many of the results of other shootings occurred here as well, but the perpetrator did not kill himself at the end; rather, he left campus in accordance of the students who fled the school. Though, the police forces caught him soon after. The feeling of dread that the students felt as their peers and teachers fell, before them, downed by the malicious intents of an alumnus cannot and could not be tolerated. Those within the building suffered through the dread of death, but their families had to endure the fear of their loved one falling to those bullets.
Jeremy De La Cruz Pre AP English 2B Mrs. Brogan 23 April 2013 Word Count: 500 Will Gun Laws Stop Future School Shootings? The saying “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” has always been said. With recent school shootings, many people are wondering if gun laws will prevent future shootings. Gun laws will only keep guns out of the hands of bystanders who could stop the shooting, and allow criminals to easily kill innocent children. Gun laws pertaining to schools prevent people from saving more lives and stopping shootings in the making.
2School shootings date all the way back to 1760 when 4 American Indians entered a school house and killed the school master along with 9 or 10 children. This just goes to show that schools have been a common ground for shooting for many years and there is still no concrete system in play to stopping it. The deadliest school shooting in U.S history took place in Virginia Tech when Seung-Hui Cho opened fire on other students and faculty, killing 32 people and wounding many others before killing himself. The number of shootings in the last 10 years has doubled and if this trend continues, schools might become more like prisons. 3In most cases, bulling starts at home with the parents.
School teachers should not be armed with guns Audience: People who believe that school teachers should carry guns Purpose: To present alternate security measures in schools instead of teachers being armed with guns Situation/Occasion: Too many shootings in our schools Voice: Person against school teachers carrying guns Three hundred and twenty-three students have died in documented school shootings over the past 15 years according to ABC News. Below are some of the most tragic incidents. The Columbine High School massacre in April of 1999 resulted in the death of twelve students and one teacher. Twenty-four additional students were injured. In April of 2007 a mass murder took place on the VA Tech campus in Blacksburg, VA, where thirty-three people were killed and fifteen others were wounded.
Why is it that although we see the violence caused by guns, policy changes do not occur? In the wake of the most reason shoot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people died this question continues to be relevant, although it is not a new problem. Since 1999, 150,000 students have experienced a shooting at their school (Cox, Washington Post, 2018). Repeated exposure to violence causes desensitization which is turn prohibits change. This essay will examine when desensitization occurs and who it affects by looking at studies in which people who have experienced violence answered various questions about their
School shootings include: the shooter and the victims. There are many causes for these shootings to occur, for example: “revenge, bullying in schools, they simply do not value life, physical abuse at home by parents or any other member of the family, mental problems, they drink or use drugs, and because they are afraid of their own safety.” (Why Do Shootings Occur?) Researchers think that another reason for school shootings is related to American culture, beliefs of masculinity, and power or control. Children definitely does not have the complete fault, the shooters only have been part of it because parents should be attentive where they keep their guns, if they are within the reach of children or if the know about it. “Parents should take care about their children, teach them what is good and bad, or what they should do or not; increase their esteem and show them the value of life.” (School Shootings: How to Empower Against Guns) And before these cases happen they should teach their children need to react in these circumstances or emergencies.
Brandon Spiegel 3/25/18 Academic Writing With all the news going around, it is hard not to notice how terrible somethings and people may be in this cruel world. Every other week it seems like somewhere in our country there is a school shooting. Students having to go to school with fear of this in my opinion is extremely unhealthy to the student, and as well as sickening for the student’s parents. You shouldn’t have to walk into your school feeling scared that something tragic is going
Columbine Shooting On April 20, 1999, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris attacked Columbine High school in Colorado. They arrived at school with an arsenal of knives, guns, and bombs, as well as two propane bombs that they had already placed in the cafeteria rigged with timers. According to Jennifer Rosenberg, “When the day was done, twelve students, one teacher, and the two murderers were dead; plus 21 more were injured (Columbine Massacre).” They had planned on two propane bombs going off in the cafeteria killings hundreds more students, but this was not the case. The bombs were rigged up incorrectly, and did not explode at 11:17 as planned. At 11:20 they decided something had gone wrong.
D’Anthony Davis C.Poovey 30 April 2013 Armed guards in Schools In our world today things have got really crazy in our school systems. From the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the other shooting that happened at Virginia Tech. Now that all that has happened they have started to put armed guards in the schools all across the world. In my eye that is a good way to stop all the crime in schools but some people think different. Armed guards are there to protect the people in the school.
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.