These kinds of events were not supposed to happen at a simple high school in Colorado. They especially were not supposed to happen at Columbine. The events just described occurred on April 20th, 1999 at Columbine High School. Two high school students possessing illegally obtained guns barged into the high school and opened fire, killing fifteen people including themselves and injuring twenty-four others (Carter, Gun Control: Overview). Up to that point, this was the most significant school shooting massacre in American history.
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. She replied “No, that’s a promise.” This prank resulted in, out of school suspension. So has gun laws changed after the Columbine shooting on April 20, 1999? Here’s a few facts: May 1999 | In the wake of the Columbine shootings, Congress holds heated gun-control debates. Then-Vice President Al Gore cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate to require background checks for firearms purchases at gun shows and
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.
Peter Nguyen 2/7/12 Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado marked one of the deadliest school shootings to ever occur. Along with many other school shootings, they tend to happen because of the students that have some emotional or mental problems. There have been actions that have been made to enhance the security in schools such as applying metal detectors and hiring school police. This will not stop the school shootings altogether. In order to provide a safer environment where danger can be resolved more efficiently, teachers and faculty should be allowed to carry weapons in school.
Today there is not a more hotly debated issue than gun control. The most recent school shooting event has prompted an “I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it any more” moment just like it did in Sydney Lumet’s 1976 movie, Network. How many more school shootings do there need to be before the government stops talking about it and steps up and does something about it? It all seems to have started on April 20, 1999, when two high school students who were armed with weapons and bombs entered Columbine High School and killed twelve of their fellow classmates, one teacher and injured many more. On December 14, 2012, a lone gunman killed twenty first graders and six school teachers and administrators with an assault style rifle at the Sandy Hook Elementary School just outside of Newtown, Connecticut (Jonson).
What do they think and why is this happening in many schools in the U.S.A? How can we ensure ourselves against it and what does the society think? School shootings in the U.S.A are not an uncommon occurrence. This is increasingly common and causes incorrigible damage and takes innocent lives. In the U.S.A they call it "gun shooting” but the words that describe it best is "school shootings ".
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.
Bullying in Schools and How We as a Nation Can Stop It Brittney Still DeVry University Bullying in Schools and How We as a Nation Can Stop It Bullying happens everywhere. It can be found on the news, in the paper, and even online. The statistics are alarming and if we, as a nation, do not do something now to stop it, it will only get worse. Bullying needs to be at the forefront of every parent’s mind and in the media until a solution is found. A recent article states that about 77% of students have admitted to being the victim of a bully.
Hatred of other people because of race or status and the belief that “Someone” is holding them back is truly what is at the heart of killing and that guns are just the tool of choice. I began with the school shootings because they are fresh, raw and are being used at the core of most gun arguments. “Save the Children” is about as popular as “Remember the Alamo” was more than 175 years ago. Children today need to be taught about the history of America the way that we were so they can be more
They are there to educate students. In the weeks following the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, a number of state officials’ proposals to fight school gun violence by arming educators and educational administrators have been met with staunch disagreement. However, many fail to realize that more than one-third of all states already consent to educators and educational administrators carrying firearms on school grounds. Across the nation, 18 states allow educators and educational administrators to carry a loaded gun on school grounds, generally provided that they have written permission from a principal or the school board. Some laws include requirements for permissible activities like safety demonstrations or ceremonies.