After hours of attempting to negotiate with Kennon, officers shot and killed him. The teacher made it out of the situation with a few cuts and bruises. The motive behind the hostage standoff has not been revealed, nor do police think it will ever be known.
Through my teaching experience I have found that school violence encompasses many forms such as verbal harassment, non-verbal harassment, cyber-bullying, intimidation and any act that devalues a student’s self-worth. According to Detroit Public Schools, “it is the intention of the District to provide as safe and nonviolent learning environment for its employees, students, parents, and visitors as is possible. To this end, the District strives to maintain an environment free of threats, harassment, intimidation, physical and verbal abuse, and coercion” (Detroit Public Schools, 2009). The purpose of this policy is create a safe environment where students are free from any tape of harassment. The policy goes on to state it is the staff's responsibility to, “be educated and aware of potential signs and signals of violent or threatening behavior in students”(Detroit Public Schools, 2009). In other words, it is necessary for the school staff to remain vigilant of these signs and address them as soon as appear. Based off the nature of the action the school will follow a course of discipline suited to the accused
Administrators have responded to criticism by saying that they must treat all infractions the same way. This is not indicative of fairness, especially if a student who was caught with a pair of nail clippers was treated the same as a student who came to school with a firearm in their backpack. This is not to take away from the importance of taking a firm stand against violence. “To get a true picture of school violence, you must look at reported incidents, unreported incidents, and underreported
The fact that Fields’ is a male officer pushes the idea that this was an unjustified action that should have been handled in an assertive and aggressive manner. Fields’ should not have approached the student so violently, no matter how disruptive she had been in class. The school should have taken into account the importance of the behavior, of the situation, and offered counseling for the young girl. As Quanell shared, nobody knows why the girl had been acting the way she had, and maybe all she needed was someone to talk to her about the happenings in her
Is youth violence a problem in the U.S.? Most people don’t pay attention to youth violence rates, but when a surveillance camera in Seattle records a teen girl aggressively kicking another girl in the head on a subway platform while security is sitting nearby doing nothing, while being broadcasted to the internet; people may start paying attention to this issue. This problem has been around for years, but more recently, Obama has been addressing this issue. He has most recently put $24 million in budget for community based crime prevention programs. Another part of this problem is the harsh sentences that these juveniles are given.
2013, 19.6 percent of high school students reported being bullied. Youth violence is the third leading cause of death for people of the age of 15-24. On average 13 people between 10-24 are killed every day. School health index helps schools find their strengths and weaknesses. SHI developed a plan for improving student’s health and safety. Youth violence is a serious problem in the United States.
You are walking to school with eight different students, escorted by soldiers. As you enter school the entire students look at you crazy. They harass you and call you names, every single day. This is what the teenagers of little rock nine experienced.
Educational programs can help reduce workplace violence, leading to increased patient and staff satisfaction. The goal is to provide ED nurses with the proper preparation to handle violent situations. The skills that are learned during the educational component of the program can be implemented into daily practice to raise awareness and cultivate a safer working environment. For unfortunate situations that do turn violent, the training may instill a sense of confidence in the ED nurse on how to handle the situation properly.
Melissa Reid was a teacher assistant at a high school trying to get more experience. At the beginning, class was going very well but towards the end students start to misbehave. Since Melissa gets the students in trouble one of them named James behaves in a very bad manner. James’ threaten to kill Melissa. That is why Melissa should report this to the school administrators, school district, and even police. James threat is not something someone should play around with even if he decides to do it or not. James showed that he wanted to cause harm to Melissa, who has to do with a person’s life. If she does not report him, he will continue that behavior, will maybe get her life in danger, and possibly cause harm later in the future with another person. This affects me as an educator because it allows me to learn that I should act immediately if I were ever to be in a bad situation like
As a resident of Oak Cliff, the southern region of Dallas, I live amidst gangs and drug dealers. It is ordinary to hear gunshots at night, varying in quantity depending on the local gangs’ level of anger against one another. Sadly, many families live in fear of becoming collateral damage during gang wars. Although the police incarcerate many criminals, more people continue to join gangs, making an endless cycle. Primarily, the new members of the gangs and drug dealers are teenagers out of high school. To stop this continuation of immature violence, I hope high school students will attend college, finding value in joining the workforce and a sense of purpose in life.
School wasn’t all terror and violence. Sometimes it was almost fun, sometimes part of me didn’t want it to end. Of course there were the bad days where I couldn’t get past number one on a pre calculus assignment or when KJ decides to give us a test the last day before exams, but it wasn’t all like that. There was always homecoming, sporting events, and summer.
I wait in the lobby of Edinboro Elementary for my younger brother, surrounded by vibrant colors, and drawings of what the children who attend there want to be when they grow up, coupled with adorably misspelled descriptions underneath. They remind me of how innocent and simple life is when you are young. Before I got to read any of the posters I see my brother running down the hall in his blue, Pokémon shirt and with a smile that spans from ear to ear, which could only mean that it is Friday. When we entered my car I asked him the usual, “How was your day? Did you have fun at school today? Did you learn anything new?” He replied with his typical “Good. I learned noth-” but before he could finish he was interrupted by the radio with his favorite
Within the past 15 to 20 years, there has been an increase of violent situations occurring within the school setting. Due to this increase, laws have been enacted in order help minimally alleviate and help respond to the violence that occurs within schools. However, violent events within the schools is still a major problem encountered by educators, administrators, parents, and students. The common acts of violence that occur range from simple threats all the way to mass shootings and suicide. Unfortunately, the current laws simply cover acts of violence only when and/or after the violent acts occur. This calls for more stringent laws that take a proactive approach in preventing violent incidents from escalating into catastrophic situations. This paper will focus on how laws towards violence in schools should be conceived in a way that will proactively implement strategies and alternative methodologies to profiling students. This paper will also discuss the current laws, policies, and statutes such as the Zero Tolerance Laws that need to be ratified in order to create a safe and violent-free atmosphere for all students, equip school officials with the necessary tools to maintain safety, prevent situations from escalating, and handle situations in a proactive manner with the aim of preventing injury and loss of life.
In her article “Polices in Schools: Keeping Kids Safe or arresting them for no good reason?”, Emma Brown elaborates on two different views of school police officers. She points to the fact, presence of officers in classrooms has created its own concerns of excessive use of physical force and discriminatory enforcement of vague laws. The reason for this concern is the police brutality; something that has become more frequently, and Brown briefly gives supporting evidence of the abuse of authority that police officers take over on situations where is not need it. Next Browns states that although some school’s boards have taken action and limited schools resource officers to intervene only in the most serious criminal cases, there’s still some schools who have not taken any action. She argues that san Francisco’s school has not only reduced arrests, since the school board policy, they have also reinforced communication between teachers, staff and students.