School Violence Essay

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Preventing school violence has been an issue in our society for so long it has almost become commonplace. According to an article on, since the year 2000, there have been a recorded 64 shooting related incidents that involved publicly occupied areas. That is an occurrence of almost five per year. Of those 64, 94% of these incidents were school related shootings. The violence goes from elementary schools all the way up to college universities. The statistics are not pretty by any means. So what are we to do? Should we institute better security? For all of these tragedies, it is time reasonable measures are finally taken to implement new methods of prevention and to address the school violence issues as a severely …show more content…
Of the schools that have already implemented these checklists, many have begun to identify and suspend possible threats within the school. Of course, these threats are the students themselves. But what does this solve? What are the alternatives to using this checklist and helping a potentially dangerous student? Is this a solution or an excuse? The alternatives to profiling students can be divided up. You can have a parental approach, an approach by lawmakers, or a teacher’s approach. Seeking a parental approach is a touchy subject. An obvious positive parenting technique is that the parents are more involved in the lives of the children. That is so obvious it hurts. Many parents are not involved as much because of work, being a single parent, money, time, etc. If you are going to have a child in today’s society you should be prepared to do everything in your power to be involved. Carolyn Pereia, from the Educational Resources Information Center, suggests two things when raising children. Recognizing positive accomplishments and expectations academically and socially. “If key people in a child’s environment give clear and constant signals that violence is not the norm, children will be more likely to develop anti-violent patterns of behavior.” (Pereia 1) Being involved with your child is so much more than just going through the motions of daily lives. Parents need to do all that they are able when it comes to their children. There are experiments out there

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