School Violence Effects On Juveniles

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Turning the school environment from a learning atmosphere to a makeshift prison has severely impacted the lives of millions of young adults. Children are placed on a path from a young age that can lead them down a dark hole. The addition of School Resource Officers, implementation of the Zero tolerance program, and mass school violence has allowed schools to take extreme measures on children pushing many into the juvenile justice system from an early age.
Although relatively safe during the 1950’s, the school system decided to add School Resource Officers or (SRO’s) to create a positive bridge between police officers and the youth. The program was innocently added to various schools to combat violence that ranged from theft to severer crimes
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