Examining Causes of School Violence and Solutions to the Problem

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How many times have you or your children been victims of violence or intimidation and how many times have you been left feeling abandoned, demoralized and full of despair because no-one will lift a finger to help. How many times have you seen the offenders caught and let off to continue re-offending in some instances? The truth of the matter is that we are all alone when it comes to dealing with any form of aggressive behavior from children, especially in school. Did you ever wonder why schools have so much violence? But people always want to know what really cause children to fight and argue? It’s really because children take violence into their own hands. Usually the innocent children are the ones involved in the violence. Instead of …show more content…
Since there are so many variables it can be difficult to recognize success or failure (weaver). Secondly, what cause school violence? School violence is in the headlines again with the shootings at Tennessee State University. After hearing news of campus shooting or other violence, students no matter where they go to school – might worry about whether this type of incident could ever happen to them. It is rare that on-campus violence takes place on the scale of what happened at Tennessee State or Virginia Tech. But, why does school violence happen? There is no single reason why students become violent. Some are copying behavior they grew up with, or saw on the streets, or in video games, movies, or TV. Sometimes, people who turn violent are victims of teasing who have hit a limit and feel like they would do anything to make it stop. They may feel isolated and rejected by their peers, or have undergone a break up with a romantic partner. There is one thing experts do agree on through: having access to guns or other weapons makes it easier for some people to lash out against the things or people they do not like. Or if you have witnessed or experienced violence of any kind, not talking about it can make feelings build up inside and cause problems.
Most education theorists and practitioners agree that school
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