Why Should Schools Be Responsible For Student Suicide Essay

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Joscelyn Hernandez

Resolved: Schools should be held responsible for student suicide resulting from bullying.

Affirmative I would like everyone to take a moment and imagine going home today and receiving news that your child, brother, sister, cousin, niece or nephew committed suicide. Not only that but it was as a result of them being bullied in school. No one in your family had a clue that he or she was struggling with this, so who comes to mind when you think of getting some answers?
Allow me to begin with a few definitions, as defined by Merriam-Webster, Suicide is the act or an instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally.
Bullying is the abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, and more powerful. Resulting is something that comes about as an effect. And lastly, Responsible is defined as having the job or duty of dealing with or taking care of something or someone. It is also defined as liable to be called to account, liable in case of fault, and characterized by trustworthiness. According to statistics provided by the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide ranks the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24. So we’re talking about the second leading cause of death from students entering middle school up until college. Looking roughly at the same age range, The U.S. department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (2015) says in 2015, about 21 percent of students ages 12-18 reported

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