School Violence in My School

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“It will never happen in my school.” This is one of the first thoughts that goes through my head when I hear about a school shooting. However, it can happen anywhere. School shootings can happen at any school and at any time. Shortage of security is only a small part of the issue. The majority of the issue lies in the low thinking of students and warning signs missed by the school administration.

There has been a growth in the happening of school shootings within the past years. Many lives have been changed as a result of shootings. Some students met with the president to make changes and make gun laws stronger, states are making changes themselves, and now some states are considering that teachers should carry a gun during school hours. After the massacre at Columbine, nothing really changed, however in Parkland, Florida students are saying that “we are the generation for change”. I truly do believe that my generation will be the ones who demand changes to be done. According to BCC News it states that just about six weeks after the school shooting, “Parkland students traveled to Washington DC for March for Our Lives, leading hundreds of thousands who took to the streets across the US…” On February 21, 2018 families and students who have been affected by school violence met with Donald Trump in a group meeting, sharing their opinion to make gun laws stronger.

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President trump and others also want to raise the age to twenty-one to buy a rifle. On March of 2018 President Trump issued a rule on banning bump stocks. State lawmakers aren’t hesitating to wait for the federal government to take action on gun laws. Sixteen states have taken action into their own hands since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. For example Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, New Jersey, Nebraska, and many more. They are raising the age to own a gun, some are banning bump stocks and also raising restriction for those who were convicted of domestic abuse. Companies have changed their system after the shooting, as well as some businesses cut their connection with the National Rifle Association. Walmart, Dicks Sporting Goods, and many other stores that sell any type of weapons have raised the age to twenty-one. Also Youtube which is a huge source to search anything up, they restricted videos that give guide to make guns and a supplement. Allowing teachers to carry a handgun a is very controversial topic to numerous of people.

Many schools are a gun free zone, however after the shooting is Parkland some states are allowing their staff to carry a handgun. Teachers have to go through training and they also need to have a permit to be allowed to carry a weapon with them. According to Education Week it states that, “57 percent of all respondents opposed allowing teachers and staff to carry guns in schools…” Reasons why a little more than half of the population that voted said no is because, anything could go wrong. For example, a student can easily reach for the gun for him/herself, the cost, the fear, etc. So, teachers carrying a handgun can save a life or cause a feeling of a not safe environment for “some” students. These topic for me is very serious.

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