In order to solve the problem of violence in schools, we must first find out who the problem is. Being that not every teenager is prone to participate in such violent acts as what happened at Columbine, there must be specific environment imposed on a particular biology to turn a teenager into an Eric Harris or a Dylan Klebold. These are not normal, healthy teenagers, and they don’t just become killers overnight. They become killers because they are already deeply disturbed individuals who can be sent over the edge by all sorts of innocuous influences. Violent teens often have specific characteristics that put them at high risk for committing these crimes. These high risked students may display some of the following traits. First,
The U.S. should impose stricter gun laws to protect our students. The enforcement of stricter gun laws will provide parents with peace of mind while their children are safe and by integrating safety programs in schools. The enforcement of stricter gun laws in schools will also provide security for our younger generations by implementing the rules and regulations that schools will impose. The enforcement of stricter gun laws will positively affect the safety and security of every person in our society, allowing the police to make security decisions.
School shootings have become well known around the world due to the coverage by the media. . These shootings are a serious concern and have parents constantly concerned about their child’s safety when they are at school and also have students thinking twice about any unusual or suspicious behavior. The media appears to play a large part in school shootings and it is important to analyze the deviant behaviors of the shooters in these horrific instances and the fear they create in schools. Does the media play a large part in school shootings or does the media play a large part in the sensationalism of school shootings and the fear they create both in schools and with parents?
Research in school shootings have been administered in many categories, including sociology, psychology, and etc. past studies, and direct later studies in school shootings, offers a sociology stand point for understanding the differences of school shooting incidents, including rampage shootings, mass murders shootings, and examining the mass media dynamic of school shootings; as well as presenting a combination of causes said in the research, including those on the individual, community, and social levels. Suggestions for studies in the future in school shootings are still yet to be explored.
Some of the most infamous acts of terror on American soil took place on numerous campuses across the nation. School shootings, like Sandy Hook and Columbine, have started to become an ordinary event seen on the news, which causes a numb reaction in the hearts of countless Americans. According to an article written by AJ Willingham and Saeed Ahmed, from CNN, “...30 deadliest shootings in the United States dating back to 1949, 18 have occurred in the last 10 years.” In all of these cases, the news will give the attacker the attention they so dearly crave and always giving the same justification “they were mentally ill”. This one phrase reflects on all of those who also are affected by mental illness, does this make them corrupt like these terrorists?
Thirteen people were killed at Columbine High School in 1999, thirty-three died during the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, and twenty-seven people, twenty of whom were children no older than seven, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 (Kirk). These name only a few of the larger and most well-known school shooting incidences. In total, 297 people have lost their lives due to school-based shootings since 1980 (Kirk). Although this number may be small in comparison to death by guns overall, these instances are completely unwarranted and it is likely that they could have been avoided or at the very least reduced. These people, college and high school students, teachers, and even children, might still be alive today if our
There are things throughout the community that could also prevent school shootings from occurring. Because it is known that most school shooters are typically aggressive, recluses, are mentally ill, and are obsessive over guns, these things could be recognized throughout a test performed by doctors. Specifically, “[doctors] could detect these problems early on with a standardized screening at health checkups. If concerns arise, referrals to counseling or other mental health professionals might follow” (Elizabeth Englander Professor of Psychology). Additionally, social media companies could be enlisted throughout communities in hopes of detecting threats through social media. As said before, many school shooters post threats all over social
You’ve probably heard of it lately, its been all over the news, social media, even involved students walking out to support the cause. Without firearms how will we protect ourselves, most importantly our family? Some find it very controversial, but it's honestly not at all
According to the video, there are many ways we can do to prevent the school shooting. First, never bully others. You many bully other just for fun, but you can’t image how much damage will be made to others by you rude behavior. Second, pay more attention to people around you. Just like the video shown, if you notice somebody show the signs of gun violence, you may have a talk with him(her), try to understand what he(she) is thinking and help him(her) release his(her) repression, and get out of his(her) own depressed world. Or you may tell teachers to help that person. Third, to be nice with the person who has communication problem. Those people usually feel they are inferior, don’t be respected by others. That causes they feel hopeless. Therefore,
School shootings have been going on ever since the 18th century. However, they have become more common. Ever since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High, people have been trying to come up with ways to deter school shootings. Below is a list of things that are being done to deter school shootings:
Imagine a world with no guns or weapons. Imagine a world with no mass school shootings. It would help keep everything and every child safe. Just as the school shooting is a big world risk, kids threatening to take action, and that schools need to install metal detectors as kids walk into school. It may be a hassle, but it sure can prevent any bad events from happening.
People believe that with more gun control laws are more strict.this would reduce school violence. With more education on gun safety and regulations on purchase of guns and with background checks so they aren't giving guns to criminals or convicts. There is no evidence that gun control reduces crime or school violence.(Preface to "Will Stricter Gun Control Laws Reduce School Violence?")
It’s clear that there are different views on how to prevent school shootings. It’s also certain that the NRA will not agree to stricter gun regulations, but they will agree on other procedures that can be taken such as stronger security in schools. Where the school’s security is armed officers. Schools can invest in security programs for their schools such as the ALICE program. School can also offer classes where they would discuss gun safety and the dangers of guns when used on others. NSBA is also researching for other ways to prepare schools for active shooters and ways to prevent this from happening such as drills that will prepare the faculty and students when a situation of a threat enters the school. Police departments can also help by having a
I believe that these acts of terror are awful and should be stopped. I think we as in me and America could have prevented this for numerous reasons. I believe that the main reason there was a shooting in San Bernardino is that it was gun free. I think like this because if there was one person in that building with a hand gun it could have saved lives. The other thing is that people have been doing this, they see opportunity when it says gun free. I believe we can prevent these shootings in the future by having more people carrying guns and less gun free zones, so the ones who do carry can prevent this from happening.
The school shootings at Westside Middle School were orchestrated by two juveniles. On Monday, March 30, 1998 two boys ambushed students and teachers outside Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Andrew Golden a youth of 11 years and Mitchell Johnson who was 13 years old were responsible for this hideous tragedy. Apparently, Mitchell Johnson hid in the woods while Andrew set off the fire alarm causing the students and teachers to run out of the building. Armed with three stolen rifles and four handguns, the documentary explained that the two youth flushed kids and teachers out of the school by means of a false fire alarm then opened up on them. When they stopped shooting, four students and a teacher lay dead and 10 students were