School Violence Essay

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Parents send their kids off to school everyday hoping that their children will make it home. The school system today is not what it was like fifty years ago, teachers would disaplin students for talking too much or chewing gum, but today teachers have to wonder if they are going to get shot for giving a kid a bad grade. Now that might be a little exaerated but the safety of everyone in a school is not as comforting as it once was. The trend of school violence began a few years ago and then rapidly increased in almost in a copycat pattern. Kids that were made fun of or were loners, saw others like them acting out in redemption for the bullying that they had endured. That began the violent out burst of school violence and shootings.
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With out a doubt these are figures that would scare any student, teacher, parent, or principal, which led to this quote; “No matter where you are, parents want their students to be safe and secure… that might even precede a quality education… With drugs, gangs, and guns on the rise in many communities the threat of violence weighs heavily on most principals' minds these days…Anyone who thinks they are not vulnerable is really naïve." (Durso,1997).
The truth is a lot of things that need to be done to make schools safer, many schools have already began precautions. School Security is one of the most important aspects of prevention. The most common school security measure is the monitoring of students when they move through the hallways and in places where they congregate, such as restrooms and the cafeteria. School staff members have been served as monitors, but increasingly schools are hiring security guards to patrol the building and to provide security at events. Some even have police officers inside and outside of the building to ensure safety, I have since this at my old high school. Probation officers with on- site offices can provide help to students who have already engaged in illegal behavior.
To keep students from bringing in weapons some schools use metal detectors and others administer many

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