School Violence

2187 Words Dec 11th, 2012 9 Pages
School Violence

Violence in schools has spread widely throughout the nation. School violence is a big problem we are facing now. This has caused many problems among students, families’ faculty of schools and residents of the community. School violence includes gang activity, locker thefts, bullying and intimidation, gun use, assault, and drugs. In my paper I will discuss the reasons why violence in schools exists, describe the dangers and effects of school violence and what could or “should be done about it.

There is definitely a problem with school violence today. The last 11 years have shown us that violence in our schools society is more common
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In the last 10-11 years several shootings have taken place, starting the 2nd of February 1996, in Moses Lake, Washington. Barry Loukatis opened fire in his algebra class, killing 2 students and a teacher. There was another shooting in the same month, February 19, 1996. This shooting took place in Bethel, Alaska, killing the principal and a student. There were three more shooting in 1997, including the shooting in Pearl Mississippi on October 1, where two students were killed and seven were wounded, by a 16 year old boy In 1998 there were five school shootings, the Jonesboro shooting would be the one of these five occurrences. Four students and one teacher were killed and there were ten others wounded. As for 1999, there have been three shootings, but the year isn’t over who says there won’t be more. The biggest of these shootings was the Columbine shooting, which took place April 20th, 1999, where 14 students and one teacher were killed and 23 others were injured. It’s sad to say that these are not all the shootings that occurred, there were many others that took place. This would tell anyone that there is a major problem with violence in schools today.

The cause of violence can be blamed on many things. School violence starts out with the bully on the playground, or the pushing and shoving in the lunch line, but given the right set of circumstances what might have been prevented with some supervision instead turns into

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